Edo poll: 17 parties submit governorship candidates to INEC

by John Ojewale
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17 political parties have met the deadline for nominating candidates for the upcoming governorship election in Edo State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission announced ahead of the governorship election that the details of the 17 candidates and their running mates would be made public on March 30, 2024.

The state governorship election is planned for September 21, 2024.

The candidates’ information would be made public by posting copies of Form EC9, as well as all academic certificates and other documents submitted by each candidate, at the State Headquarters and 18 Local Government offices throughout the state.

Sam Olumekun, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, stated this on Wednesday.

“Following the conclusion of party primaries, 17 political parties have uploaded their candidates’ nomination forms for the Edo State Governorship Election by the deadline of 6pm on March 24, 2024 when the dedicated portal automatically shut down.

“The personal particulars of the governorship candidates and their running mates will be published on Saturday, March 30, 2024, a week from the last date for the submission of nominations as provided in Section 29(3) of the Electoral Act 2022.

“The commission shall publish the personal particulars by displaying copies of Form EC9 along with all academic credentials and other documents submitted by each candidate at the State Headquaters and the 18 Local Government offices across Edo State.”

“We appeal to Nigerians to scrutinise the documents. Any aspirant who participated in his/her party primaries with reasonable grounds to believe that the information provided by the candidate is false can challenge the nomination in a Federal High Court as provided in Section 29(5) of the Electoral Act 2022,” Olumekun said.








cc: Punch Ng

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