Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has closed the nomination of candidates by various political parties fielding candidates in the November 16th governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
In a statement on Thursday by its National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, INEC retold the parties that 5th September 2019, was the last day for the conduct of party primaries while September 9th, is the last day for the submission of the list of nominated candidates.
Mr. Okoye said the commission’s media centre at its headquarters in Abuja would be open to receive the list of nominated candidates on or before Monday, 9th September 2019.
“Political parties that conducted party primaries shall submit to the commission on or before September 8th, 2019, the name of their liaison officers and who must be introduced through a letter jointly signed by the National Chairman and National Secretary of the Party.
“The Commission shall publish the names and votes scored by all the candidates that participated in the primaries monitored by our officials in the two states.
“We enjoin all the political parties participating in the election to strictly comply with the timelines earlier released by the commission and will not entertain any late submission under any circumstances,” Mr. Okoye said.