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INEC RECEIVES NOTIFICATIONS FROM PARTIES ON PRIMARIES

All the 18 political parties have served the required notices to INEC, indicating the dates for their conventions, congresses, and primaries for the purpose of nominating candidates for various elective offices as specified in the Constitution and the Electoral Act.
Statement by INEC national commissioner for information, Festus Okoye indicates that Some of the parties have already commenced the process for which the Commission has deployed staff to monitor the exercise as required by law.

Given the importance of the exercise to the emergence of candidates for the various elective positions for the 2023 General Election, it is imperative to remind political parties that they have one month from today to conclude their primaries. The deadline remains Friday 3rd June, 2022, the statement added.

Nominations for Presidential and National Assembly elections shall be submitted through the INEC web portal from 10th to 17th June 2022 while Governorship and State Houses of Assembly nominations shall be submitted between 1st and 15th July 2022.

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