July 14, 2024

Ondo Guber: INEC publishes final list of candidates, running mates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has published the final list of candidates for the upcoming governorship election in Ondo State.

Disclosing this, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, said the names of the candidates’ running mates were also published.

In a statement he issued, Olumekun said the “personal particulars of the candidates and their running mates have been published at INEC state and local government offices in Ondo State”.

Olumekun said two political parties, the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, conducted fresh primaries to replace their earlier nominated candidates and their running mates by the deadline of 10 June in line with the provision of Section 33 of the Electoral Act 2022.

He added that with the conclusion of the nomination process, political parties were now permitted to start public campaigns from Wednesday (19 June) till the midnight of 14 November.

He said: “As parties commence this critical phase of the election, the Commission once again reminds candidates, agents and their supporters of the provision of the law and the Commission’s guidelines governing such activity.

“For emphasis, parties shall conduct their campaigns with civility and decorum devoid of inciting language, violence, voter inducement and other infractions in accordance with the provisions of Section 92-97 of the Electoral Act 2022.”

The Ondo State Governorship Election is scheduled to hold on Saturday 16th November 2024.

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