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INEC unveils list of candidates for FCT elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday published the final list of 478 candidates nominated by 14 political parties for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Area Council elections.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement made available to CAPITAL POST, said the commission held a meeting on Thursday and deliberated on a number of issues.

Among the issues is the Area Council elections scheduled for 12th February 2022 for 110 candidates as Chairmen and Vice Chairmen for the six Area Councils and 363 candidates for 62 Councillorship positions.

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“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) met on Thursday 29th July 2021 and deliberated on a number of issues, including the conduct of the Area Council election in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) scheduled to hold on Saturday 12th February 2022.

“It will be recalled that the Commission released the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the election on 31st March 2021. Eight out of the 14 activities listed for the election have been carried out, including the conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates for the election.

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“Consequently, the Commission has approved the final list of 478 candidates nominated by 14 political parties to contest for 68 constituencies, made up of 110 candidates as Chairmen and Vice Chairmen for the six Area Councils and 363 candidates for 62 Councillorship positions.

“The detailed list of the names, gender, age, academic qualification and disability (if any) of the candidates has been published in the Commission’s FCT office and uploaded on our website and social media platforms, in compliance with the requirement of Section 34 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and for public information.”

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