Anambra election update: Deputy Governor casts vote [PHOTO]

The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke has voted at the Umuezu Awovu polling unit, Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area.

After casting his vote, Okeke told newsmen that he was impressed with the process so far. He described the exercise as “transparent”.

POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that Okeke had defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in October.

At the time, he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

There are 18 registered political parties participating in the November 6 Anambra election, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The final register of voters was presented to the 18 registered political parties participating in the election, the commission said in October.

The published list shows that Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), along with 15 other candidates — all male — are vying for the governorship position.

There are, however, seven females vying for deputy governorship positions, INEC said.

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