This morning, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, issued a statement reminding all political events throughout the nation, that October 7 stays the deadline for the conduct of primaries for all elective positions for the 2019 general elections, and backbone of disputes emanating from the primaries.
The statement signed by Solomon Soyebi, the INEC Nationwide Commissioner and Chairman, Data and Voter Training Committee said that: “the decision was made at the finish of the Fee’s weekly assembly, held on Thursday, in Abuja.’’
He added that 89 of the 91 registered political events that gave notices of their intention to conduct primaries as required by the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), had commenced, and had been at numerous phases of the course of.
“INEC needs to restate that the conduct of primaries and backbone of all disputes arising from it, should be concluded on or earlier than October 7, as earlier printed on the Timetable and Schedule of Actions for the 2019 general elections.
The final day for submission of lists of sponsored candidates (Type CFOO2) and private particulars (Type CF001), stays October 18 for Presidential and Nationwide Meeting, and November 2 for Governorship and State Homes of Meeting”.
Soyebi restated that the Fee would solely settle for listing of candidates submitted by the Nationwide Chairman and the Nationwide Secretary.