The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has insisted that all party primaries must be concluded on or before the October 7th date set by the commission.
Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Soyebi stated the resolution was reached at the end of the commission’s weekly meeting held on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the commission, among other things, considered the status of political party primaries to elect candidates into various positions for the 2019 general election.
He said 89 of the 91 registered political parties that gave notice of their intentions to conduct primaries as required by the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) had commenced and were at advanced stages of the process.
“INEC wishes to restate that the conduct of primaries and resolution of all disputes arising therefrom must be concluded on or before October 7 as earlier published in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 general election,” he said.
“The last day for submission of lists of sponsored candidates (Form CFOO2) and personal particulars (Form CF001) remains October 18 for Presidential and National Assembly and November 2 for Governorship and State Houses of Assembly.”