The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has postponed, indefinitely, the Anambra Central Senatorial District rerun election earlier slated for March 5.
Announcing the new development to political parties and security agencies on Tuesday, at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Lawrence Azubuike, said the postponement is as a result of a directive from the National Headquarters of the Commission.
He added that the election has been put on hold due to a court order which made provision for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to be accommodated in the election.
Mr. Azubuike called on stakeholders to remain law abiding and bear with the commission as any new development will be communicated to them.
Representative of the PDP, Alex Obiogbolu, said that INEC had done the needful by not disenfranchising the party.
For the All Progressives Grand Alliance, whose candidate has been campaigning intensively for the March 5th Date, the news came as a shock but the state chairman, Mr Nobert Obi, maintained that the party was sure of victory any day the election is conducted.