From Phil Atansi
In total defiance of INEC which instructed all candidates not listed on the published list released on
Tuesday,September,24, 2013 to desist from any campaigns related to the November 16, 2013 elections, Tony Nwoye was spotted yesterday with his full compliment of his campaign trail carrying on as if the embargo does not exist.
Spotting a blue caftan, with black shoes and Nwoye who was displaced as PDP candidate by Nicholas Ukachukwu, told the handful of supporters gathered at the Market Square in Umuleri that he will defeat Ukachukwu and Andy Uba in the ensuing legal battle emerge ’the authentic candidate of the PDP in this election.
Tony Nwoye emerged as candidate on the same day as Senator Andy Uba from parallel primaries on August 24, 2013. However, a labyrinth of court cases between Uba and Nwoye ensued with each candidate laying claim to the ticket of the party.
The National Executive of PDP insisted on Tony Nwoye, while INEC initially recognised Andy Uba courtesy of the recognition granted Oguebego the state factional chairman, under which the Senators primaries were conducted.
The controversy however deepened when INEC, in response to an order of a Port Harcourt High Court which disqualified Nwoye for forgery, recognised Ukachukwu, declared runner up in one f the two parallel primaries as the PDP candidates and published his name as the candidate.
Nwoye yesterday asked the supporters to vote for him as he will not only win his case, but emerge the governor of Anambra State. He did not say was on, until the confusion depended it was ahs created confusion.