June 13, 2024

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Ondo: INEC releases final list of gov candidates

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has
published the final list of candidates for Ondo State
Governorship election scheduled for October 10 .
National Commissioner and Chairman , Information
and Voter Education Committee , INEC , Mr . Festus
Okoye , said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja .
Okoye said the list was published at INEC ’ s state and
local government offices in Ondo State, adding that it
was also available on the commission ’ s website and
social media platforms.
noted that as at of 6 pm on August 18 , which was the
deadline for the withdrawal and substitution of
candidates , only four political parties substituted their
earlier nominated candidates .
He noted that the commission held its weekly regular
meeting on Thursday and deliberated on the conduct
of the Ondo governorship election scheduled as well as
other outstanding elections .
“ It will be recalled that on July 31 , the Commission
published the provisional list of candidates for the
Ondo governorship election comprising 17 political
parties .
“ In accordance with Section 35 of the Electoral Act ,
2010 (as amended ) and as provided in the timetable
and schedule of activities released on Feb . 6,
withdrawal and substitution of candidates ended at 6
pm on Aug . 18 .
“ Four political parties that earlier made valid
nominations have substituted their candidates .
“ The African Democratic Congress, Action Democratic
Party and the Peoples Democratic Party withdrew and
substituted their deputy governorship candidates ,
while the Zenith Labour Party substituted both its
governorship and deputy governorship candidates .
“ Consequently, the Commission has published the final
list of nominated candidates in our state and local
government offices in Ondo State . The list is also
available on our website and social media platforms, ”
he said .
Okoye advised political parties , candidates in the
election and members of the public to check the final
list of candidates and be guided accordingly .

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