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Ekiti: INEC Gives Parties May 15 deadline To Submit Candidates’ Names



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The Deadline for all political parties for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State to submit the names of their candidates and their running mates is May 15, The Independent National Electoral Commission say.

Col. Austin Akobundu (retd.), The National Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, made this known while handing over the nomination form to the party’s governorship candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to Punch, He said the candidate must also give the same form to his running mate, warning that both candidates must submit their forms to the national secretariat of the party latest by Monday.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission has given us May 15 deadline within which all the political parties must submit the names of their governorship candidates.

“Therefore, you (Olusola) must submit your form and that of your running mate to us latest by Monday.

“If you don’t have a running mate, I’m available, please. But let the forms get to us on time as stated.” he said.

Olusola, the flag-bearer of the Party stated that heaven has approved the triumph of the PDP in the state, adding that he was ready for the election.

“I am ready and prepared to take up this challenge as the incoming governor of Ekiti State on the platform of the PDP.” he said.

The PDP Deputy National Chairman (South), Mr. Yemi Akinwonmi, twhile presenting the certificate to the party’s governorship candidate on behalf of the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, described the primary that produced Olusola as credible, transparent and unchallenged.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress has reaffirmed Friday as the date for the party primary to elect its candidate for the Ekiti State governorship election.

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