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  • Updated: March 30, 2024

Edo 2024: INEC releases gov'ship candidates list

Edo 2024: INEC releases gov'ship candidates list

Ahead of the September 21, 2024 governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Saturday displayed the list of governorship candidates of the 17 political parties contesting the election.

The INEC Resident  Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Anugbum Onuoha displayed the list on its notice board and  in all INEC offices across the 18 local government areas.

In the displayed list, Mr  Uwaifo Osaro is the governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA), Social Democratic Party (SDP); Aner Abdullai Aliu, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP); Azena Azemhe Friday; and  All Progressive Grand Alliance  (APGA) Osifo Isiah.

Others are All People Movement (APM) for Ugiagbe Odaro Syvelster;  Areleogbe  Amos Osalumese for All Peoples Party (APP); Akhime kingson Afere for Action Democratic Party (ADP); African Action Congress (AAC) as Udoh Obersifo David; while  Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), as Akhalamhe Amiemenoghena.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is Ighodalo Asuerinme; Boot party (BP) as Osirame Edeipo and Accord party (AP) as Iyere Kennedy as its governorship candidate.

 African Democratic Congress (ADC) has Obazele Paul Agbone, Labour Party (LP) Olumide Akpata Anthony, All Progressives Congress  (APC) Okpebholo Monday,  People Redemption Party  (PRP), Key patience Ndidi and  Young Progressive Party (YPP) Okungbowa Paul Ovbokhan.

Meanwhile, the INEC  headquarters  had said,  the Commission shall publish the personal particulars of the governorship candidates and their deputies  by displaying copies of Form EC9 along with all academic credentials and other documents submitted by each candidate at the State Headquaters and the 18 Local government offices across Edo
State.

The commission in a release by Sam Olumekun, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, charged Nigerians to scrutinize the documents.

'"Any aspirant who participated in his/her party primaries with reasonable grounds to believe that the information provided by the candidate is false can challenge the nomination in a Federal High Court as provided in Section 29(5) of the Electoral Act 2022" the commission said.

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