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Seventeen Political Parties Submitted Names of Candidates For Edo 2024 Poll – INEC

Joel Osaigbovo Aluge, Reporting

Ahead of the September 21 governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 17 political parties submitted names of their candidates for the election

INEC disclosed this in press release posted on its official X (formerly Twitter) account and signed by the commissions National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, on Wednesday.

INEC stated that the personal particulars of the governorship candidates and their running mates will be published on Saturday, March 30th, 2024.

According to INEC, “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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