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Edo Election: INEC Releases Final List Of Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made a significant announcement regarding the forthcoming Edo State Governorship Election.

Gatekeepers News reports that the Commission has released the final list of candidates who will be contesting in the election, which is scheduled to take place soon.

INEC has also permitted political parties to commence public campaign activities from 24th April 2024, which will conclude at midnight on 19th September 2024.

According to a statement released by Sam Olumekun, National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, a total of 17 political parties have fielded candidates for the election, out of which 16 are male and one is female.

The final list of candidates has been made available to the public on INEC’s office in Edo State, as well as on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.

“The Commission is pleased to announce the publication of the final list of candidates for the Edo State Governorship Election. Following the initial primaries, the Commission published the personal particulars of the Governorship candidates and their running mates in our State and Local Government offices in Edo State.

“Overall, seventeen (17) political parties are fielding candidates in the election. Sixteen (16) are male while one (1) is female. The final list, which also gives the breakdown of the candidates by age, academic qualifications and disability, has been published at our office in Edo State and also uploaded to our website and social media platforms for public information.

“With the publication of the final list of candidates for the Edo State Governorship Election, the next activity is electioneering campaign.

“Therefore, Political Parties are now permitted to start campaign in public from Wednesday 24th April 2024 and end at midnight on Thursday 19th September 2024 as indicated in items 8 and 12 of the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the election,” parts of the statement read.

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