Political Parties Given May 20 Deadline for Ondo Governorship Candidate Nominations by INEC

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a firm deadline of May 20, 2024, for political parties vying in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election to submit the names of their candidates. This announcement was made by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the commission, during a meeting held at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

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Political Parties Given May 20 Deadline for Ondo Governorship Candidate Nominations by INEC

Yakubu underscored the importance of parties finalizing and submitting their candidates’ names before the specified deadline, emphasizing that there would be no extensions granted. This directive comes as preparations intensify for the gubernatorial election in Ondo State.

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The meeting, constituting the second quarterly gathering for the year 2024, took place approximately four months ahead of the upcoming governorship election in Edo State, slated for September. Notably, INEC has already published the final list of candidates and their respective running mates for the Edo election, indicating the advancement of preparations for the electoral process.

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Political Parties Given May 20 Deadline for Ondo Governorship Candidate Nominations by INEC

In his address, Yakubu urged political parties to strictly adhere to all electoral guidelines throughout the exercise, emphasizing the importance of conducting a fair and transparent election process.

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Prominent figures in attendance at the meeting included Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Julius Abure of the Labour Party, and Shehu Gabam representing the Social Democratic Party, signifying the collective commitment of various political entities to engage in the electoral process.

As the deadline looms, political parties are expected to expedite their internal processes to meet the requirements set forth by INEC, as the nation gears up for another pivotal electoral event.

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