Abuja -Only four political parties were able to meet Thursday’s deadline for the submission of their presidential and national assembly candidates for the 2015 elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), reports NewsDay
The parties are Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC), National Conscience Party (NCP) and United Progressive Party (UPP).
While PDP submitted the names of President Goodluck Jonathan and his running mate, Vice President Namadi Sambo, the APC presented Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate.
The presidential candidate for the NCP is Martin Onovo while the UPP submitted Chekwas Okorie as its standard bearer.
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INEC had given political parties up till Thursday to submit the forms of their candidates for the February 14, 2015 presidential and national assembly elections.
This is in line with Section 31 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 which requires parties to submit the forms of their candidates to the electoral body not later than 60 days before election.
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