INEC: Friday deadline for submission of party candidates’ lists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that parties have a June 17 deadline to submit the names of their presidential candidates and running mates.

INEC said this yesterday and warned that the dedicated portal would automatically shut down at 6.00 pm that day.

While candidates for governorship and House of Assembly elections will be uploaded from July 1 to 15.

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners in Abuja, stressed that only names of candidates that emerged through democratic primaries as provided by Section 84 of the Electoral Act 2022 shall be submitted.

He said: “All primaries end today (yesterday). For the next one week from tomorrow (today), all political parties are required to submit their list of candidates for national elections (presidential/vice-presidential, senatorial, and House of Representatives) latest by Friday 17th June 2022.

“For state elections (governorship/deputy governorship and State Houses of Assembly), the list of candidates shall be uploaded from 1st to 15th July 2022 as already provided in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election already released by the Commission.

“All political parties are required to upload the details of their candidates for each constituency to the INEC Candidate Nomination Portal (ICNP).”



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