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Any Political Party That Fails To Submit Candidates By July 15 Is On Its Own – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked political parties in the country to submit the list of their governorship and House of Assembly candidates to it on or before July 15.

The Commission warned that it would not extend the deadline again after July 15, stressing: “the Candidates Nomination Portal will shut down at 6pm on 15th July 2022.”

INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, who made this known in a statement today, June 30, advised political parties that have challenges with uploading documents to contact the Commission’s Help–Desk, through the dedicated telephone lines or contact the candidate nomination centre at the Commission’s headquarters.

“By the Timetable and Schedule of Activities released by the Commission, Political Parties that conducted valid Governorship and State Assembly primaries shall upload the list and personal particulars of their nominated candidates between 1st and 15th July 2022.

“Political parties are advised not to wait until the last day before uploading the list and personal particulars of their candidates.”

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Festus Okoye assured that Continuous Voter Registration (VR) will continue nationwide, saying that the Resident Electoral Commissioners and Electoral Officers have been directed to continue with the exercise pending further directives from the Commission.

”The Commission has consistently reiterated its resolve to continue to provide electoral services to the Nigerian people and register all eligible Nigerians that are interested in registering. The Commission has yet again deployed additional machines to areas of pressure and will continue to serve the people of Nigeria.”

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