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INEC to parties: Only candidates from valid primaries will be accepted

- May 6, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cautioned the 18 political parties that it will only accept candidates who emerged from valid primaries.

According to a statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye,

“Given the importance of the exercise to the emergence of candidates for the various elective positions for the 2023 general election, it is imperative to remind political parties that they have one month from today to conclude their primaries. The deadline remains Friday 3rd June 2022.

“Nominations for Presidential and National Assembly elections shall be submitted through the INEC web portal from 10th to 17th June 2022 while governorship and Houses of Assembly nominations shall be submitted between 1st and 15th July 2022.

“Political parties are further reminded that they must submit to the Commission the list of candidates who must have emerged from valid primaries.

“The Commission 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.”

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