The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the final list for the House of Representatives candidates ahead of the general elections.
Their election will hold on February 16, same days as the presidential election.
The list was signed by INEC Secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony
Meanwhile, INEC says it is ready for the conduct of the polls.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance when he received a delegation from the European Union (EU), led by its Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Ketil Karlsen, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
Yakubu said the commission is at the moment putting finishing touches to the preparations for the election.
“All heavy items for the election are being procured; additional ballot boxes, voting cubicles, replacement of card readers, and Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) have also been delivered to states for collection by the electorate.”
“We have concluded and published the guidelines for the general election. We have finalised the manual for election which will be used for training of various staff.
“We are recruiting and we will soon start training of ad hoc staff for the election. We are good to go for general election,’’ he said.
Yakubu assured that the commission is not going to fail the nation and the international community in the conduct of the election.
“The election will be credible; we will guide the process and ensure that it lead to the outcome that all Nigerians expect. Nothing, but free, far and credible election,’’ he said.
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