No deadline extension for nomination of guber, Assembly candidates — INEC warns

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has told registered political parties in the country that it would not extend the July 15, 2022 deadline for nomination of Governorship and States Assembly candidates.

National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye in a statement said the decision was taken on Thursday at a meeting of the commission.

According to him, the meeting deliberated on a number of issues, including the Continuous Voter Registration CVR exercise, the issuance of Certified True Copies CTCs of documents and the commencement of the Uploading of the List and Personal Particulars of Governorship and State Assembly Candidates.

He said; “By the Timetable and Schedule of Activities released by the Commission, Political Parties that conducted valid Governorship and State Assembly primaries shall upload the list and personal particulars of their nominated candidates between 1st and 15th July 2022.

“We urge political parties to scrutinize the list and personal particulars of the candidates they propose to sponsor at the election to avoid any mix-up and duplication of names. Political parties are advised not to wait until the last day before uploading the list and personal particulars of their candidates. The Candidates Nomination Portal will shut down at 6pm on 15th July 2022.

“Political parties that have challenges with uploading documents should contact the Commission’s Help – Desk, through the dedicated telephone lines or contact the candidate nomination centre at the Commission’s headquarters”.


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