The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approve fourteen political parties to participate in the Edo State gubernatorial election.
INEC released the list on yesterday, June 30, following the primary elections conducted by the political parties.
According to INEC, 15 political parties expressed interest to participate in the election but only 14 used the online portal to submit candidates names.
They however encouraged the public to screen the credentials of every candidate and thereafter file legal cases if they have reasonable grounds to believe that any information was false.
The statement below was given by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC.
“We encourage members of the public to go through the nomination forms, affidavits and documents submitted by the parties on behalf of their candidates, as any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any information in the affidavit or any document submitted by any candidate is false, may file a suit at the Federal High Court, High Court of a state or the FCT against such a candidate seeking a declaration that the information contained in the affidavit is false.
“The final list of duly nominated candidates will be published on August 13, 2020 after withdrawals by candidates and substitution by their political parties,”
The names of the 14 parties as released by INEC are: AA, ADC, ADP, APC, APGA, APM, APP, LP, NNPP, NRM, PDP, SDP, YPP and ZLP.
Provisional List of Nominated Candidates for Edo Governorship Election pic.twitter.com/kqG4hLWZ5o
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) June 30, 2020