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Edo guber: APC, LP, PDP, 13 others beat INEC deadline, nominate candidates

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No more than sixteen of the eighteen political parties, which had primaries for September 21, 2024, Edo State gubernatorial election, beat the March 24 deadline for nominating their candidates on the special portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Sam Olumekun, INEC National Commissioner in charge of the Information and Voter Education Committee, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, however, did not mention the parties that could not nominate its candidates.

He said, “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 6.00 pm on 24th March 2024 when the dedicated portal automatically shut down.”

Olumekun said the personal details of the governorship candidates and their running mates will be published on Saturday, March 30, 2024, a week from the last date to submit 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 Headquarters 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.”

 

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