INEC Chairman – Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has on Wednesday released the personal credentials of the gubernatorial candidates running for the Ekiti State election.

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The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, in a statement said that the commission released this information to the public according to the set Timetable released on the 10th of February 2021. According to the statement, section 31 (3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) gives the commission the right to publish private details of candidates running for the governorship position and local government offices in the state. 

Mr. Festus Okoye further called on the citizens of the state to look through the details of the contesting candidates to scrutinize them to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. He noted that if any details of the candidates are false, the public can sue at the Federal High Court, State High Court or the FCT.

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