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INEC Gives Presidential Candidates One Week To Name Running Mates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given the presidential candidates of registered political parties in the country a June 17th, 2022 deadline to name their running mates. 

INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu issued the deadline in a statement on the commission’s social media pages.

“Similarly, the list of all Presidential and Governorship candidates must be accompanied by the names of their running mates (i.e. Vice Presidential and Deputy Governorship candidates) without which the nomination is invalid,” Thursday’s update from the INEC chairman read.

“All nominations must be uploaded to the portal on/or before the deadlines. The portal will automatically shut down at 6.00 pm (1800hrs) on Friday 17th June 2022 for national elections and 6.00 pm (1800hrs) on Friday 15th July 2022 for State elections.”

As at Friday morning, none of the leading candidates for the presidential election has named a running mate.

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