INEC to Announce Presidential, NASS Candidates Today

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today announce presidential and National Assembly candidates of political parties that will participate in the 2019 general elections.

This will put to rest controversies in some parties that trailed the recently concluded primary elections to elective offices across the country.

Many parties, including the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, have yet to make conclusive pronouncements on their candidates in many constituencies owing to vested interests.

While some of the aspirants knew they won the primaries, their names were allegedly changed “with pencils and biros” on the way to INEC headquarters in Abuja, meaning they will most likely know their fates today.

The timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections released by INEC earlier in the year indicate that publication of personal particulars of candidates (CF001) for the presidential and National Assembly elections will be made today, Daily Trust writes.

List of governorship and Houses of Assembly candidates of various political parties will be published on November 9, 2018.

The timetable had given all political parties up to October 18, 2018, to submit lists of their presidential and National Assembly candidates, and November 2, 2018, to submit governorship and Houses of Assembly candidates.

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