Parties in last-minute rush to submit candidates’ names

It was a flurry of activities yesterday at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Collection Centre as Political parties engaged in last-minute rush to submit list of candidates for the states elections.

INEC had fixed November 2 as the last day for submission for the March 2, 2019 polls, in accordance with the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

The submission started on Monday with low attendance.

However, as the closing hour drew near, major political parties besieged the International Conference Centre (ICC), INEC collection Centre to submit the list of candidates for governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

At the time of filing this report, 38 political parties had submitted their forms.

They include the PDP, All Progressive Congress (APC), African Democratic Party (ADC), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Labour Party (LP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP), among others.

United Progressives Party (UPP), Green Party, Accord Party, Nigeria Community Movement Party (NCMP) were also among political parties waiting to submit their forms.

Our correspondent, who was at the submission centre, gathered that most political parties were at different stages of submission of their nominations forms.

News Reporter

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