The independent National Electoral Commission has published the final list of candidates for national elections in the Presidential, Senatorial and Federal Constituencies in accordance with section 32(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 and item 8 of the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election.
The publication of the full names and addresses of all nominated candidates follows the political parties’ conduct of primaries and completion of the nomination exercise.
According to the electoral.commission, The list published contains the names of candidates validly nominated for national elections at the close of party primaries and the period earmarked for withdrawal and substitution of candidates.
A press statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee if INEC Festus Okoye reveals that not all the political parties conducted primaries in all the constituencies, and submitted the particulars of candidates that emerged from valid primaries or substituted their candidates after fresh primaries within 14 days as provided in section 33 of the Electoral Act.
He said This has led to numerous litigations, some of which are ongoing and the Commission was served with Court orders by aggrieved aspirants before the publication of the final list, he said these have been indicated under the remark column.