Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that no political party has submitted its list of candidates to the commission, for the election.
The parties had over the last few days held their primary elections to elect candidates to stand for the various elective positions available, to meet INEC’s deadline of October 7 for the exercise to end.
However, INEC In a statement on Thursday signed by a National Commissioner and member, Information and Voter Education Committee, Malam Mohammed Haruna, said the parties were yet to submit their lists.
The commission had fixed October 9 as the date for parties to begin submitting the list of candidates.
The electoral umpire said the deadline for the submission of names of Presidential and National Assembly candidates was October 18 while that of the governorship and states assembly was November 2.
The statement read in part, “INEC held its usual weekly meeting on October 11 and noted that none of the 89 registered political parties that notified the commission of their intention to conduct their primaries has submitted the list of its sponsored candidates (Form CF002) and personal particulars (Form 001) to the centre designated by the commission for the collection of the said documents.”
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