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INEC gives deadline for submission of presidential candidates, running mates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the deadline for the submission of list of Presidential candidates and their running mates by political parties at June 17.

The electoral body warned the dedicated portal for the submission of list of candidates for national elections will automatically shut down at 6.00pm (1800hrs) on Friday 17th June 2022.

However for governorship and House of Assembly elections, the list of candidates shall be uploaded from 1st to 15th July 2022.

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

The Commission stressed further that only names of candidates that emerged from democratic primaries as provided by Sec. 84 of the Electoral Act 2022 shall be submitted.

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Yakubu said: “All primaries end today Thursday 9th June 2022. For the next one week from tomorrow 10th June 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 17th June 2022.

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