Osun 2022: 3 Political Parties Lose out as INEC Publishes List of Candidates
- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be publishing 15 out of the 18 candidates in the coming Osun poll
- The list of the bonafide candidates for the Osun governorship election slated for July 16, will be released on Friday, March 25
- Festus Okoye, the INEC national commissioner and chairman made this known in a statement he issued on Thursday, March 24
Ahead of the July 16 governorship election in Osun state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it will only publish the particulars of 15 out of the 18 guber candidates.
INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education. Festus Okoye made this known in a statement releaed in Abuja on Thursday, March 24, and shared on the commission's Twitter page.
According to Okoye, the electoral body will not publish the nominees of the Action Alliance (AA); African Democratic Congress (ADC) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the Osun governorship election.
Why 3 political parties will not be participating?
Speaking on the reason for the action, the chairman, information and voter education said:
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“The AA did not submit a nomination jointly signed by the National Chairman and Secretary of the party while the ADC and APGA nominated candidates that do not meet the age requirements for the office of Deputy Governor as enshrined in the Constitution."
He went on to note that the commission has already communicated this position officially to the affected political parties.
Gbadebo Adekunle is the governorship candidate of APGA, while Prince Adekunle Fadahunsi was picked as AA's flag bearer.
ADC candidate Ifedola Olufemi emerged through a voice vote affirmation supervised by INEC.
Osun 2022: Davido’s uncle Adeleke in trouble as court affirms Babayemi as PDP candidate
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that controversy seems to be the order of the day in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chapter in Osun state.
A ruling by a high court in Osun state does not recognize the legitimacy of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governorship candidate of the PDP in Osun state.
This is according to the suit marked No: HIJ/6/2022 filed by Adedokun Ademola and 29 others against the PDP and INEC, Legit.ng gathered.