INEC Releases Timetable for Edo, Ondo 2024 Governorship Elections

INEC Releases Timetable for Edo, Ondo 2024 Governorship Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) on Tuesday said Governorship election will hold on Saturday 21 September 2024 to the office of Governor, Edo State while that of Ondo State Governorship election will hold on Saturday 16 November 2024. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Sam Olumekun disclosed this

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) on Tuesday said Governorship election will hold on Saturday 21 September 2024 to the office of Governor, Edo State while that of Ondo State Governorship election will hold on Saturday 16 November 2024.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Sam Olumekun disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

According to him, Section 178 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), stated that election into the said offices shall hold not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the tenure of` the last holder of the office.

“Similarly, Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 requires the Commission to publish Notice for the Election not later than 360 days before the date of the election.

ONDO STATE

In Ondo State, Mr Olumekun said Party primaries will hold from 6th – 27th April 2024 while the submission of the list of nominated candidates via the online portal will start at 9.00am on 29th April 2024 and close at 6.00pm on 20th May 2024.

According to him, the final list of candidates will be published on 18th June 2024 while campaign in public by political parties commences on 19th June 2024 and ends 24 hours prior to election day on 14th November 2024.

EDO STATE

According to the INEC National Commissioner, Party primaries in Edo State will hold from 1st – 24th February 2024 while the submission of the list of nominated candidates via the online portal will start at 9.00am on 4th March 2024 and close at 6.00pm on 24th March 2024.

“The final list of candidates will be published on 23rd April 2024 while campaign in public by political parties commences on 24th April 2024 and ends 24 hours prior to election day on 19th September 2024”, he said.


DETAILED TIMETABLE

Mr. Olumekun said detailed Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the two elections have been uploaded to the Commission’s website and social media platforms.

“By this ample notice as required by both the Constitution and the Electoral Act, the Commission appeals to political parties and candidates to note the activities in the Timetable for strict compliance”, he stressed.

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