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INEC sets deadline for submission of Presidential candidates’ lists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced June 17 as the deadline for the submission of lists of presidential candidates and their running mates.

The INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners on Thursday in Abuja.

The commission has provided a portal for the submission of lists of candidates for the 2023 general elections.

Prof Yakubu explained that only the names of candidates that emerged from democratic primaries as stipulated in Section 84 of the Electoral Act 2022 would be accepted.

“All primaries end today, Thursday, June 9, 2022. For the next one week from tomorrow, June 10, 2022, 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, June 17, 2022.” Prof Yakubu noted.

INEC fixed July 15 as the deadline for submission of lists of governorship and House of Assembly candidates.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare