INEC Says Parties Yet To Submit Names Of Candidates As Deadline Looms


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said no political party has yet to forwarded the list of their candidates for the 2019 general elections.

It will be recalled that INEC gave October 7 as deadline for all political parties to conduct primaries for elective positions.

But in a statement on Thursday, INEC said none of the parties has forwarded a list of successful candidates in the primaries.

It said the deadlines for doing so remains the same — October 18 for presidential and national assembly candidates, and November 2 for governorship and state house of assemblies’ candidates.

According to a statement signed by Mohammed Haruna, a member of the information and voter education committee, read: “The INEC held its usual weekly meeting today, 11 October, 2018 and noted that none of the 89 registered political parties that notified the Commission of their Intention to conduct their primaries has submitted the list of its sponsored candidates (Form CF002) and personal particulars (Form 001) to the centre designated by the Commission for the collection of the said documents.

“The deadlines for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 for the 2019 general elections remain: (i) Presidential and National Assembly: 18 October 2018 (ii) Governorship and State Assemblies: 2“November. 2018”.


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