GOVERNORAL ELECTION: INEC Announces Names of Candidates for Vacancies in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States.
On Friday, May 12, 2023, the National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the names of the candidates who will compete in the gubernatorial elections to be held in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states.
The commission asked the public to read the names of the students to find out if a candidate has given false information about himself in order to take action.
The Chief Commissioner and Chairman of the INEC Electoral Awareness Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement to the press that he signed.
On October 25, 2022, the commission released the schedule of activities and plans to be implemented in the three options to fill the vacancies of state governors which will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
The political parties conducted the primaries as required by the law, and published the names of their candidates and their assistants along with their information on the website provided by the commission to upload such images and information before the deadline. 6 pm on May 5th is over.
All 18 parties have chosen their candidates for the governorship election in Kogi State, and 17 parties have done so in Imo and Bayelsa.
Mr. Okoye reminded that all the political parties that will participate in the three options have filled form number EC9 which contains the details of the candidates and affidavit in court and Form EC9B which contains the list of candidates they.
He said: “In accordance with section 29 (3) of the Electoral Act 2022, the commission will publish the names and details of the candidates in its headquarters offices in the three states and their local governments on Friday, May 12 , 2023.
“We call on Nigerians to read the information carefully. We especially want any candidate who participates in the primary election of the party if he sees any information that proves to be false given by another candidate. , he can file an appeal in the Federal High Court as provided in section 29(5) of the 2022 Elections Act.