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IN FULL: INEC releases final list of candidates for Ekiti governorship election

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates for the June 18 governorship election in Ek...

 


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates for the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti state.

Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee (pictured), in a statement on Monday, said the publication of the final list of candidates by the commission is in line with the electoral act.

According to the published list, 16 political parties presented governorship candidates alongside their running mates, for the June 18 Ekiti election.

Out of the 16 candidates vying for the governorship position — 14 are male while two are female.

For the deputy governorship position, seven female candidates are vying for the position as well as nine male candidates.

“In compliance with the Electoral Act 2022, the commission hereby publishes the final list of candidates for the election following the close of nominations by political parties,” Okoye said.

“The commission wishes to remind political parties that under Section 32(2) of the Electoral Act 2022, any party that observes that the name of its candidate is missing from the list “shall notify the commission in writing, signed by its national chairman and secretary, supported with an affidavit not later than 90 days to the election”.

 “Furthermore, the attention of parties is drawn to section 32(3) of the Electoral Act 2022, which provides that failure to notify the commission “shall not be ground to invalidate the election”.

Below is the list.

PARTY

GOVERNOR

DEPUTY

A

Reuben Boye Famuyibo

Olumide Ezekiel Falana

AAC

Ajagunigbala Moses Olajide

Oludele Oluwabunmi

ADC

Oluwole Olumayokun Oluyede

Popoola Hidiat Simbo

ADP

Elebute-Halle Josephine Kemi

Afuye Idowu Sunday

APC

Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji

Afuye Monisade

APGA

Benjamin Olufemi Obidoyin

Oluwafemi Anthony Faeji

APM

Fagbemi Peter Adegbenro

Akinyeye Oluwatosin Eunice

APP

Christiana Modupe Olatawura

Ibukun Solomon Owolabi

LP

Daramola Rowland Olugbenga

Onile Ibrahim Yusuf

NNPP

Fatomilola Oladosu Abiodun

Ade-Ajayi Oluwatoyin Hannah

NRM

Iyaniwura Tope Ifedayo

Arowolo Kayode Williams

PDP

Olabisi Kolawole

Kolapo Olugbenga Kolade

PRP

Agboola Olaniyi Ben

Ogidan Tolulope Oluwatoyin

SDP

Olusegun Adebayo Oni

James Oladipo Owolabi

YPP

Adebowale Oluranti Ajayi

Olaseni Nureni Babatunde

ZLP

Adeolu Kolade Akinyemi

Damilola Akintoye

 

 

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