INEC publishes final list of candidate for Ondo elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, released the final list of candidates for the forthcoming Ondo election slated for October 10, 2020.

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The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in a statement, said that four political parties that earlier made valid nominations have substituted their candidates.

The Ondo gubernatorial election was deliberated upon after the electoral umpire held its weekly regular meeting on Thursday, Daily Times understands.

Okoye recalled that the Commission had earlier published the provisional list of candidates for the 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,” the commissioner said.

He said “the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Action Democratic Party (ADP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) withdrew and substituted their Deputy Governorship candidates while the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) substituted both its Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates

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