2023: INEC Announces Deadline For Submission of Candidates

The?Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced June 17 as the deadline for the submission of list of Presidential candidates and their running mates by political parties.

The electoral body made this known at a meeting on Thursday, warning the dedicated portal for the submission of the list of candidates for national elections will automatically shut down at 6.00 pm (1800hrs) on Friday 17th June 2022.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated that “All primaries end today Thursday 9th June 2022. For the next one week from tomorrow 10th June 2022, all Political Parties are required to submit their list of candidates for national elections (Presidential/Vice Presidential, Senatorial, and House of Representatives) latest by Friday 17th June 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.

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