By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates for the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti State.
INEC nNational cCommissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye revealed the names in a statement, on Monday.
He said the publication of the final list of candidates by the commission is in line with the electoral act.
“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.
“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,” Okoye said.
According to the list, 16 political parties presented candidates for the governorship election.
Out of the 16 candidates, 14 are male while two are female.
Also, there are seven female and nine male candidates for the deputy governorship position.
See the list below;