The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed the final list of the selected candidates who will be contesting the Ondo State governorship election scheduled to take place on October 10, 2020.
The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye declared in a statement in Abuja on Friday, August 21, 2020, that the list was released at INEC State and Local Government offices in Ondo State.
The chairman also noted that the list of the contestants was also available on the commission’s website and social media platforms. “It will be recalled that on July 31, the Commissioner published the provisional list of candidates for the Ondo governorship election comprising 17 political parties.
“In accordance with Section 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and schedule of activities released on Feb. 6, withdrawal and substitution of candidates ended at 6 pm on Aug.18. Four political parties that earlier made valid nominations have substituted their candidates.
“The African Democratic Congress (ADC), Action Democratic Party (ADP) and the Peoples Democratic (PDP) withdrew and substituted their Deputy Governorship candidates, while the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) substituted both its governorship and deputy governorship candidates.
“Consequently, the Commission has published the final list of nominated candidates in our State and Local Governorship offices in Ondo State. The list is also available on our website and social media platforms,” he said.
Additionally, he recommended political parties, contestants, and members of the public to check the final list of candidates and be directed accordingly.