- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a final warning on the submission of presidential candidates' lists and their running mate
- The electoral body said that there would be no extension of the deadline by the commission for the submission of lists by political parties
- According to the commission, the final and accurate list of parties that have submitted would be made available by 6 pm on Friday, June 17
As Nigeria anticipate the announcement of running mate to key presidential candidates of various political parties, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that there is no room for an extension of the deadline for the submission of names.
The Punch reports that Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC stated that political parties are all expected to submit the names of their presidential candidates and their running mates on Friday, June 17.
Oyekanmi warned that the commission would not for any reason extend the Friday, June 17, deadline to accommodate any party or individual.
Details on parties that have submitted their lists
Also responding to an inquiry about the number of political parties that successfully submitted their lists, Oyekanmi said Nigerians would have to wait until 6 pm on Friday, June 17, to have an accurate figure.
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“We have to wait till 6 pm, Friday 17th June (the deadline), to have the accurate figure. There will be no extension.”
INEC had fixed deadlines for the conduct of party primaries and submission of candidate lists for June 9 and 17 respectively.
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