INEC Insists It Wont Extend Deadline For Submission Of Candidates’ List

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INEC Insists It Wont Extend Deadline For Submission Of Candidates’ List


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has maintained that it will not extend the deadline for submission of list of candidates by political parties for the 2019 general elections.

This disclosure was made by the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

Oyekanmi said that the Commission had scheduled the submission of candidates’ names for the Presidential and National Assembly between October 10 and 18, and deadline for the governorship and state Assemblies election for November 2, and there is no extension.

“The Commission is following its timetable and schedule of activities for 2019 general elections. No extension of deadline for submission.”

Rotimi, who was unable to give the precise number of political parties that met the deadline as at the time of filing this report, said “over 80 political parties made it, but I am still waiting for the precise number.”



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