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Ekiti governorship campaigns to begin in March

05 March 2014, 18:30

Ado-Ekiti - Campaigns for the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti will formally begin on March 23, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Tuesday.

The INEC office in the state disclosed this in a Time Table and Schedule of Activities for the election released in Ado-Ekiti.

It also gave April 1 as the date for the collection of forms for the election by political parties.

According to the commission, verification of voters status will hold between March 7  and March 9, while Continuos Voters Registration (CVR) will take place between March 12 and March 17.

It clarified that Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010(as amended) provides 90 days before polling day for campaign to start .

It also indicated on the schedule of activities that hearing of claims and objections arising from the displayed Voters register will hold between March 18 and March 24, while notice of election shall take place on March 3.

The commission said April 14  was the last date for conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries.

It said April 21 would be the last day for submission of Forms CF001 and CF 002 at the INEC Headquarters, and April 28, had been set aside as date for the publication of personal particulars of candidates.

The agency also said that May 7 had been fixed as last day for withdrawal and replacement of candidates by political parties.

It said June 19 had been fixed as last day of political campaigns while the actual election date remained June 21.

The commission said run-off election, if any, would be held within seven days after announcement of the result of the governorship election in accordance with Section 179 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

-  NAN

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