Battle for Ekiti hots up: INEC releases list of candidates

Battle for Ekiti hots up: INEC releases list of candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has released the final list of candidates that will partake in the 2022 Ekiti governorship election.


This was contained in a statement issued on Monday; by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information; as well as Voter Education Committee; Festus Okoye.


According to him, the move was in compliance with the Electoral Act 2022, following the close of nominations by political parties.

INEC reminds political parties


He said the Commission had on Wednesday, published the personal particulars and also; list of candidates (Form EC9); for the Ekiti State Governorship election in the state as wellas; local government offices as required by law.


“The Commission wishes to remind political parties that under Section 32(2) of the Electoral Act 2022, any party that observes that the name of its candidate is missing from the list; ‘shall notify the Commission in writing; signed by its National Chairman and Secretary; supported with an affidavit, not later than 90 days to the election’.


“Furthermore; the attention of parties is drawn; to Section 32(3) of the Electoral Act 2022; which provides that failure to notify the Commission; ‘shall not be a ground; to invalidate the election’.


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“The final list is published in State, and Local Government offices in Ekiti; as well as; website and social media platforms, for public information, as required by law.


“Political parties are, therefore, enjoined to note the provision of the law for compliance.”


Meanwhile, the Ekiti governorship election will hold on Saturday, June 18, 2022.


However, from the list released by INEC, 16 political parties will participate in the election; comprising 14 male, and also two female candidates.



INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

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