The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has warned political parties participating in the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections against nominating ineligible candidates. Its Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said parties must adhere to constitutional provisions. He spoke during the second virtual consultative meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, ICCES.
Yakubu said experience from the last two governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states makes compliance with the Constitution imperative. INEC said there would be no extension to the deadline for the submission of candidates’ names by parties slated for Saturday, June 27 2020.