INEC releases final list of candidates for Ondo guber

INEC releases final list of candidates for Ondo guber

- INEC now has a full list of Ondo guber candidates

- Nigeria's electoral umpire released the comprehensive list on its Twitter page on Friday, August 21

- The commission said that four political parties, ADP, PDP, ZLP and ADC made substitutions before the list was released

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, August 21, released a full list of candidates from all eligible political parties that will take part in the Ondo gubernatorial poll.

According to a statement by INEC's national commissioner and chairman of information and voter education committee, Festor Okoye, the candidates will be contesting for state and local government offices.

The commission said that earlier in July 2020, it released a provisional list of from 17 political parties before which four of them made some substitutions.

INEC releases final list of candidates for Ondo guber
INEC's national chairman, Yakubu Mahmood (Source: UGC)
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The parties which made the substations are the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC).

See the names of the candidates in INEC's tweet below:

Meanwhile, reported that the political tempo in Ondo was rising as the southwest state prepares for another civic duty to elect a new governor in October.

In light of this, business mogul Jimoh Ibrahim had told the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo to open its doors to receive more defectors from the PDP and other parties.

Ibrahim disclosed this on Wednesday, August 19, when he received the APC working committee led by the chairman, Ade Adetimehin.

The business mogul speaking at his country home in Igbotako, Okitipupa local government, said the people of Ondo were happy with the giant strides of the APC government.

Added to this, it was reported that members of the Unity Forum of the APC in Ondo state and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had reached a truce.

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They agreed to work together for the success of the party in the October 10 election. Chief Olusola Oke led the forum members to visit Governor Akeredolu where the truce was reached. However, no statement was issued after the meeting.

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