Edo Guber: 17 Parties Beat Deadline As Nomination Closes

Chairman, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
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By Akombo Aondona, Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday 27 March 2024 revealed that 17 political parties were able to upload their candidates’ particulars on the commission’s portals before the deadline set for them to do so in order to participate in the upcoming Edo Governorship Election.

A statement in Abuja by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voters Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, disclosed this as it also revealed that candidates’ particulars will soon be published for public consumption and scrutiny.

The statement reads: “Following the conclusion of party primaries, seventeen (17) Political Parties have uploaded their candidates’ nomination forms for the Edo State Governorship Election by the deadline of 6.00pm on 24th March 2024 when the dedicated portal automatically shut down. 

“The personal particulars of the Governorship candidates and their running mates will be published on Saturday 30th March 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.

“The Edo State Governorship Election is scheduled to hold on Saturday 21st September 2024.”

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