Nigeria’s electoral physique, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), has given all political events taking part within the upcoming Edo State governor elections scheduled for September 19, 2020, ten days to finish. and so primaries.
President of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who stated this, stated that “the date is agency and glued” and that “there will likely be no extension of the time period.”
Mahmood stated: “After the Edo governor election, all political events inquisitive about working for election are reminded that they have to conclude their primaries for the nomination of candidates within the subsequent 10 days.
“The deadline is Saturday, June 27, 2020. I need to emphasize that the date is agency and glued. There will likely be no extension of the deadline.
“Whereas the conduct of primaries and the nomination of candidates would be the sole duty of the political events, our officers will monitor the primaries as required by legislation.
“Already, the fee has revealed the date and method of the primaries for every of the 15 political events which have indicated their intention to take part within the elections.
“Equally, there will likely be no extension of time for political events that fail to current the names and different particulars of candidates rising from their primaries utilizing the devoted portal created by the fee. For emphasis, the deadline is eighteen:00 on Monday 29 June 2020.
“A candidate nominated by a political get together have to be a Nigerian citizen by delivery; will need to have reached the age of 35; have to be a member and sponsored by a political get together; and have to be educated to the minimal College Certificates or equal.
“Adherence to those clear constitutional provisions is necessary to keep away from pointless litigation following the nomination of candidates, a few of whom are nonetheless pending earlier than the courts.”