The Independent National Electoral Commission has published the list and personal particulars of the candidates contesting the Ekiti State Governorship election in the INEC State and Local Government Offices in the State.
This according to a statement signed by INEC ‘s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye is in compliance with section 31(3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) which provides that the Commission shall within 7 days of the receipt of the personal particulars of the candidates, publish it in the constituency where the candidates intend to contest the election.
Recall that on 10th June 2021, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for Ekiti State Governorship election.
The Timetable and Schedule of Activities provides for the publication of the personal particulars and list of candidates (Form EC9) for the election latest by Friday 11th February 2022.
“Similarly, as provided for in section 31(4) of the Electoral Act, any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any information given by any of the candidates in the affidavit accompanying the information or any document submitted by any of the candidates is false may file a suit at the federal High Court, High Court of a State or the FCT against such a person”.
The commission consequently urged members of the public to “engage the electoral process by scrutinizing the personal particulars of candidates contesting the Ekiti Governorship election and ensure that the sanctity of the electoral process is maintained and the intendment of the Electoral Act realized”.