#POLITICS:INEC Raps Up Submission Of Nomination Forms For Governorship, State Assembly Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said there’s no going back on the deadline for the submission of nomination forms by political parties’ candidates for the governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

Mr. Oluwole-Osaze Uzzi the Director of Voter Education and Publicity , in an interview said that the submission deadline mapped out remained Friday night.

“The INEC time table for the general elections was issued and nothing has changed. The deadline for submission of forms for governorship and State House of Assembly election remains Nov. 2,” Uzzi said.

However,in a bid to meet up with the commision deadline, different party representatives were at the submission centre at the international conference centre (ICC) ,Abuja at the different stages of submission of their nomination forms.The National Chairman of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Malam Shittu Mohammed, commended the process of the submission.

“We just submitted our nomination forms. I want to commend INEC for having this organised arrangement, everything is peaceful and organised,” Mohammed said.

He said that APDA would be fielding candidates for governorship and State House of Assembly elections in 17 states.

An INEC staff who did not want his name mentioned said that about 38 political parties including the major political parties had completed the process of submission of their forms.

The staff said that some of the political parties were still at various stages of submission, while some were about to start.
Among the political parties waiting to submit their norms, he said, were the United Progressives Party (UPP), the Green Party and Accord Party.

The UPP in its letter of address to INEC Chairman and signed by the Chairman of the party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, said it would be fielding governorship candidates in 18 States and 179 candidates for State of House Assembly elections.

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