INEC to publish particulars of candidates for 2023 state elections today

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will publish the personal particulars of candidates nominated by their political parties for the 2023 Governorship and State Assembly elections in all the constituencies nationwide today, Friday.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at the swearing-in of a new Resident Electoral Commission (REC), Dr. Hale Longpet, yesterday at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Yakubu urged Nigerians to scrutinise the particulars and seek judicial remedy for any observed violation of the law. 

“As we continue to prepare for the 2023 General Election in earnest, the Commission will tomorrow, Friday, July 22, publish the personal particulars of candidates nominated by their political parties for Governorship and State Assembly elections in all the constituencies nationwide as required by law. As we continue to prepare for the 2023 General Election in earnest, the Commission will tomorrow, Friday, July 22, publish the personal particulars of candidates nominated by their political parties for Governorship and State Assembly elections in all the constituencies nationwide as required by law.

“I appeal to all Nigerians (citizens and aspirants) to seize the opportunity to scrutinise the particulars of the candidates and to seek judicial remedy for any observed violation of the law as provided in Section 29 of the Electoral Act 2022”, he said.

The INEC chairman decried the high number of pre-election litigation cases in the country, saying that so far the Commission had been joined as respondents in 334 cases on 2023 pre-election matters across the country.

Prof. Yakubu said that sadly the issue of internal democracy in political parties remained a sore point in Nigeria’s electoral process and pledged that INEC would continue to engage with political parties while standing firm against any transgression by strictly enforcing the provisions of the law and extant regulations and guidelines.

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