The Independent National Electoral Commission has pegged the deadline for submitting the list of Presidential candidates and their running mates by political parties for June 17.
INEC warned the dedicated portal for submitting the list of candidates for national elections will automatically shut down at 6.00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2022.
However, for governorship and House of Assembly elections, the list of candidates shall be uploaded from 1st to 15th July 2022.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, hinted at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners in Abuja on Thursday.
The Commission further stressed that only names of candidates from democratic primaries as provided by Sec. 84 of the Electoral Act 2022 shall be submitted.
Yakubu said: “All primaries end today, Thursday, June 9, 2022. For the next one week from tomorrow, June 10, 2022, all Political Parties must submit their list of candidates for national elections (Presidential/Vice Presidential, Senatorial, and House of Representatives) by Friday, June 17, 2022.
“For State elections (Governorship/Deputy Governorship and State Houses of Assembly), the list of candidates shall be uploaded from 1st to 15th July 2022 as already provided in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election already released by the Commission.
“All political parties must upload the details of their candidates for each constituency to the INEC Candidate Nomination Portal. To achieve this objective, four officials recommended by each of the 18 political parties were trained on the procedure for uploading the nomination forms to the dedicated web portal.
“Confidential Access Codes to the portal has already been given to each Political Party to facilitate the uploading of its nominations.”