Breaking: INEC finally released eligible candidates in Edo election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the provisional list of governorship candidates for the forthcoming Edo governorship election.

The list has the names of candidates from 14 political parties – 13 males and one female.

In the list uploaded on its Twitter handle, Osagie Ize-Iyamu named as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Godwin Obaseki for the Peoples Democratic Party.

The INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement on Tuesday, said, “At the close of nominations at 6pm on June 29, 2020, 14 political parties used the dedicated online portal of the commission to submit the list of candidates that emerged from their primaries”.

“We encourage members of the public to go through the nomination forms, affidavits and documents submitted by the parties on behalf of their candidates, as any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any information in the affidavit or any document submitted by any candidate is false, may file a suit at the Federal High Court, High Court of a State or the FCT against such a candidate seeking a declaration that the information contained in the affidavit is false.

“The provisional list of the candidates disaggregated on the basis of name, gender, age and qualification has been uploaded on our website and social media platforms. Furthermore, and as required by law, the particulars of the nominated candidates will be published in the Edo State office of the commission and simultaneously uploaded on our website Thursday, July 2, 2020.

“The final list of duly nominated candidates will be published on August 13 2020 after withdrawals by candidates and substitution by their political parties.”

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