INEC Releases Dates, Schedule Of Ekiti and Osun Guber elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable and schedule of activities for both the Ekiti and Osun states’ governorship elections.

The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Solomon Adedeji Soyebi made this known at the commission’s quarterly meeting with political parties at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

He disclosed that Ekiti governorship election will hold on 14th July 2018 while Osun state governorship election will take place on 22nd September 2018.

He also stated that the “Notice of Election” for the Ekiti poll will be issued on 4th April 2018.

“Campaign by political parties will be allowed between 15th April and12th July. Forms for the election will be available for interested political parties on 16th April and they are to conduct their primaries and resolve all disputes arising therefrom between 15th April and 14th May. The last day for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 at the INEC headquarters is 15th May”, he said.

He also disclosed that Personal particulars (CF001) and list of candidates will be published on 22nd May, adding that 30th May will be the last day for the withdrawal/replacement of candidates by political parties.

“Deadline for the submission of nomination forms by political parties is 13th June, to be followed by a publication of the final list of nominated candidates on 14th June. The Register of Voters and Notice of Poll will also be published on 14th and 30th June respectively. The names of party agents for the election must be tendered to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) by 30th June”, he added.

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For the Osun poll, Soyebi stated that the “Notice of Election” would be issued on 23rd June 2018 while campaigns by political parties will be allowed between 24th June and 20th September.

His words: “Forms for the election will be available for interested political parties on 25th June. Parties are to conduct their primaries and resolve all disputes between 24th June and 23rd July, while 24th July is the last day for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 at the INEC headquarters.

“Publication of personal particulars (CF001) and list of candidates will be done on 31st July, just as 8th August is the last day for the withdrawal/replacement of candidates by political parties. Deadline for the submission of nomination forms by political parties is 22nd August, to be followed by a publication of the final list of nominated candidates on 23rd August. The Register of Voters and Notice of Poll will also be published on 23rd August and 7th September respectively. Submission of names of party agents for the election to the Resident Electoral Commissioner must be done by 8th September.

“A run-off election to the office of governor, if the need arises, will be held within seven days after the announcement of the election result, in accordance with Section 179 of the 1999 Constitution”.

 





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