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More Trouble for APC in Ondo 2024 As INEC Closes Nomination of Candidates May 20

Nomination of candidates by political parties for the November 16 governorship election in Ondo State will close on Monday, say the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The All Progressives Congress is enmeshed in a legal battle after the charade of April 20 party’s primary that was manipulated in favour of Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa. But INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu stated that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will resume in Edo and Ondo states ahead of the off-cycle elections.

The INEC boss told the parties’ leaders that the CVR will run from May 27 through June 5.adding that in Ondo State, political parties have just concluded their primaries. Eighteen (18) political parties conducted primaries monitored by the commission.

“I wish to remind you that parties have one week to the deadline for the nomination of candidates which is 6pm on Monday, 20th May, 2024 when the portal automatically shuts down. I urge you to adhere strictly to the deadline.

“Political parties have been given 23 days (over three weeks) from the end of primaries to prepare and submit the list of only two candidates (governorship candidate and running mate) to the Commission. There will be no extension of time.”

The INEC chair said the meeting was called to update party leaders on preparations for Edo and Ondo State governorship polls, stressing the need for leaders to continue to maintain law and order during the electioneering process and beyond.

He said: “As we inch closer to Election Day in Edo State, it is also imperative to remind political parties of the need to adhere strictly to the timeline for the upload of the list of polling and collation agents to the dedicated portal


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