2023: INEC Provides Parties With Two Requirements For Changing Nominated Candidates

 

INEC Provides Parties With Two Requirements For Changing Nominated Candidates
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The Independent National Election Commission (INEC), Nigeria's electoral agency, has outlined two requirements for political parties to replace the candidates they have nominated or the running mates of their presidential candidates.

Festus Okoye, the INEC's Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, said this on Friday's episode of Politics Today on Channels Television.

INEC’s Commissioner on Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, disclosed this while appearing on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, on Friday.

“A political party cannot substitute a nominated candidate, except in two instances: if the nominated candidate dies. Or if the nominated candidate withdraws from the race.

“Any withdrawal must be accompanied by a letter written by the nominated candidate to the political party, indicating he has withdrawn from the race, along with a sworn affidavit sworn.

“The party will now forward same to INEC. And these are the documents of withdrawal, which will state who the replacements are.

“The issue of withdrawal is at the discretion of the nominated candidate and no one else,” Okoye said.

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