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INEC unveils official candidate lineup for Edo 2024 election as campaigning kicks off

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially unveiled the complete roster of candidates slated to contest in the forthcoming Edo State Governorship Election.

 

Furthermore, INEC has granted political parties authorization to commence their public campaign activities starting from Wednesday, April 24th, 2024.

 

 

Campaigning is scheduled to conclude at midnight on Thursday, September 19th, 2024.

 

According to a statement issued by Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee at INEC, a total of 17 political parties have nominated candidates for the election, with 16 being male and one female.

 

Olumekun further noted that the final list of candidates has been published at INEC’s office in Edo State and disseminated through the Commission’s website and social media platforms for public awareness.

 

“The Commission is pleased to announce the publication of the final list of candidates for the Edo State Governorship Election. Following the initial primaries, the Commission published the personal particulars of the Governorship candidates and their running mates in our State and Local Government offices in Edo State.

 

“Overall, seventeen (17) political parties are fielding candidates in the election. Sixteen (16) are male while one (1) is female. The final list, which also gives the breakdown of the candidates by age, academic qualifications and disability, has been published at our office in Edo State and also uploaded to our website and social media platforms for public information.

 

“With the publication of the final list of candidates for the Edo State Governorship Election, the next activity is electioneering campaign.

 

“Therefore, Political Parties are now permitted to start campaign in public from Wednesday 24th April 2024 and end at midnight on Thursday 19th September 2024 as indicated in items 8 and 12 of the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the election,” parts of the statement read.

 

The Edo State Governorship Election is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 21st September 2024.

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