The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates for Ekiti State Governorship election coming up on Saturday, 18th June,2022.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Commission, Festus Okoye, released the list in Abuja on Monday.
Okoye in a statement recalled that “On Wednesday 16th February 2022, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published the personal particulars and list of candidates (Form EC9) for the Ekiti State Governorship election in our State and Local Government offices as required by law.”
He said “In compliance with the Electoral Act 2022, the Commission hereby publishes the final list of candidates for the election following the close of nominations by political parties.”
Okoye said “The Commission wishes to remind political parties that under Section 32(2) of the Electoral Act 2022, any party that observes that the name of its candidate is missing from the list “shall notify the Commission in writing, signed by its National Chairman and Secretary, supported with an affidavit not later than 90 days to the election”.
He stressed that “Furthermore, the attention of parties is drawn to Section 32(3) of the Electoral Act 2022, which provides that failure to notify the Commission “shall not be ground to invalidate the election”.
He added that The final list is published in our State and Local Government offices in Ekiti State as well as our website and social media platforms for public information as required by law.”