INEC Gives Political Parties 10 Days Ultimatum To Conduct Primaries Ahead Of Edo Gubernatorials.


Concerning the Edo State governorship election slated for September 19, 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has told the participating political parties that there will not be an extension of the deadline for their primary elections after 27th June, 2020.


The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu at the second virtual consultative meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) gave the warning yesterday. He gave the political parties 10 days to conduct their primary elections.


He said, “All political parties interested in fielding candidates for the election are reminded that they must conclude their primaries for the nomination of candidates in the next ten days”.


“The deadline is Saturday, 27th June 2020. I must stress that the date is firm and fixed. There will be no extension of the deadline”.


“While the conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates will be the sole responsibility of political parties, our officials will monitor the primaries as required by law.”


Yabuku also reminded the parties of some compulsory requirements for eligibility, he emphasized that the commission will not extend the deadline for parties that fail to submit the names of the candidates for the election on 27th June.


The INEC Chairman urged the commission, stakeholders and security agencies to remain proactive during the election.

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