Home Local News INEC Insists on 3rd June as Deadline for Party Primaries

INEC Insists on 3rd June as Deadline for Party Primaries

830
0

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has insisted that political parties in the country have one month only one month left to conclude their party primaries.

A statement signed by the INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye stated that the deadline to conclude primaries remains Friday 3rd June 2022.

While urging the parties to ensure rancour-free and transparent exercise, the Commission reiterated that the deadline was firm and fixed.

Okoye maintained that the Political parties must submit to the Commission the list of candidates who must have emerged from valid primaries, adding that
Nominations for Presidential and National Assembly elections will be submitted through the INEC web portal from 10th to 17th June 2022, while Governorship and State Houses of Assembly nominations will be submitted between 1st and 15th July 2022.

Recall that on 26th February 2022, the Commission released the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election. It provides for parties to conduct their primaries for the nomination of candidates from 4th April to 3rd June 2022.

The Commission assured that it will continue to work with political parties to ensure fidelity to the Constitution, the Electoral Act, and the timelines for all the activities contained in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election.

Previous articleUTME BEGINS NATIONWIDE, AS 1,761,338 CANDIDATES SUCCESSFULLY REGISTER FOR EXAMINATION
Next articleRising debt burden: NESG recommends integrated debt, revenue and expenditure strategies for sustainability

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here