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INEC Fixes Date For 2024, Governorship Elections In Two States | SEE TIME TABLE

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has released time table for the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states respectively.

Recall that the tenure of the incumbent governors of Edo and Ondo states; Godwin Obaseki and Rotimi Akeredolu, would elapse on November 11, 2024 and February 23, 2025 respectively.

According to a release on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, signed by Mr. Sam Olumekun, the  National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, election will hold in Edo state on Saturday, September 21, 2024 while Ondo will be on Saturday, November 16, 2024.

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“the latest date for Election to the office of Governor, Edo State, is 12th October 2024 while that of Ondo State is 24th January 2025” the statement added.

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Other activities as drafted on the time table are as follows;

EDO STATE:

Party primaries 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.

ONDO STATE:

The Governorship election will hold on Saturday 16th November 2024.

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.

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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.

The statement read in part;

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The tenure of the Governors of Edo and Ondo States will end on 11th November 2024 and 23rd February 2025 respectively.

As provided in Section 178 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), 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. The latest date for Election to the office of Governor, Edo State, is 12th October 2024 while that of Ondo State is 24th January 2025.

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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.

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Constitution and the Electoral Act, the Commission issues the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the Edo and Ondo State Governorship elections…..”

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The Commission appealed to political parties and candidates to note the activities in the Timetable for strict compliance.

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Recall that both governors of Edo and Ondo states are currently having issues with their deputies.

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