The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday insisted on the July 15 deadline for political parties to submit their list of governorship and House of Assembly candidates.
The deadline was set by the electoral umpire per the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 elections.
It warned political parties that conducted valid governorship and House of Assembly primaries to stick to the timetable because the Nomination Portal would close at 6 p.m. on July 15.
“Political parties that are having difficulty 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,” the commission advised.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, issued a statement urging parties to scrutinise the personal particulars of the candidates before submission.
“According to the Commission’s Timetable and Schedule of Activities, Political Parties that conducted valid Governorship and State Assembly primaries shall upload the list and personal particulars of their nominated candidates between July 1st and 15th, 2022.”
“We urge political parties to carefully review the list and personal information of the candidates they intend to support in the election to avoid name confusion and duplication. Political parties are advised not to wait until the last day to upload their candidate list and personal information.
“The Candidates Nomination Portal will close at 6 p.m. on July 15, 2022.” Political parties experiencing difficulties uploading documents should contact the Commission’s Help – Desk, the dedicated phone lines, or the candidate nomination centre at the Commission’s headquarters.”
INEC maintains July 15 deadline for submission of governorship and Assembly candidate lists.