The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that four of the 17 political parties contesting the October 4 governorship election in Ondo State have substituted their candidates.
The commission said that the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Action Democratic Party (ADP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) withdrew and substituted their Deputy Governorship candidates while the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) substituted both its Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, said this in a statement on the publication of the final list of nominated candidates for Ondo governorship election.
He recalled that on 31st July 2020, the commission published the provisional list of candidates for the Ondo governorship election, comprising 17 political parties.
“In accordance with section 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and as provided in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities released on 6th February 2020, withdrawal and substitution of candidates ended at 6.00pm on 18th August 2020.
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“Consequently, the commission has published the final list of nominated candidates in our state and local government offices in Ondo State.
“The list is also available on our website and social media platforms.
“Political parties, candidates in the election and members of the public are advised to check the final list of candidates and be guided accordingly,” Okoye said.
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