INEC Provides Training to Political Parties; Specifies Deadlines for Uploading Nominations on the Portal

INEC Provides Training to Political Parties; Specifies Deadlines for Uploading Nominations on the Portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has provided training to the political parties in how they can utilize the new INEC Candidate Nomination Portal (ICNP) for the general elections of 2023.

In the course on Friday, INEC chair Mahmood Yakubu instructed political parties to stick to the deadline for submitting nominating candidates for 2023 general elections.

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His spokesman Rotimi Oyekanmi, in a statement said that the INEC Chair visited every one of six groups that were part of the program to ensure that the officials of the party understood what they were taught.

The INEC chairman advised officials to be aware of the dates for the commencement of the respective elections and submission deadlines of nomination forms for national and state elections on the portal.

Mr. Yakubu informed the officials of the party of the information in the schedule and timetable of activities to be carried out in the coming general elections.

He stated that the online nomination form submission EC9A 9B, 9C 9, 9D and 9E for national elections for the president and national assembly would begin on June 10 and would end the 17th of June.

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Mr. Yakubu said that the deadlines for the filing nominating forms to state elections , governorship, state assembly were between July 1 until July 15.

The official of the party was assured that INEC would provide technical assistance or any other help they require in using the portal.

The first session of training started on the 1st of June on a Wednesday and was scheduled to end on the 4th of June, on a Saturday.

INEC The National Director, Mai Agbamuche, in announcing the opening of the four-day workshop for training at Abuja the previous Wednesday noted that ICNP was in use from the time of 2020 Edo as well as the Ondo State governorship elections.

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Ms Agbamuche-Mbu stated that the portal was updated to meet the higher demands of a larger and general election process for nominations.

She stated that the latest provisions of the Electoral Act (2022), which provides for various technological advancements, have given INEC the authority to employ technology whenever it was needed.

 

APC South-West aspirants make progress with a narrow agreement to Fayemi Tinubu, Osinbajo, Fayemi

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and leaders in the South-West caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress have streamlined their options to accommodate the region’s consensus vote to three candidates, Peoples Gazette can report on the basis of information from those who have been privy to the developments.

 

The group of leaders called on four aspirants to resign at a meeting held at the home of Olusegun Osobanjo in Abuja between 10 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. the following Sunday.

The Gazette was informed that Senators Ajayi  office, Tunde Bakare and Dimeji Bankole were firmly asked to resign because of their insignificant campaigning activities for the highest office. Senator Ibikunle Amosun was also requested to step down, but our sources were unable to immediately determine the extent to which he agreed.

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The contestants who have decided to resign have yet to release an official statement and their respective spokespersons couldn’t be reached on early on Sunday.

The results of the initial meeting has made governor Kayode Fayemi, Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as the top three candidates for the South-West region.

The meeting is expected to resume until noon on Sunday or later, depending on the course of events according to our sources. Our sources spoke on the condition of anonymity since they were not required to speak in the public about the outcome of the meeting.

The news came after the president Muhammadu Buhari met with all candidates and emphasized that consensus was the best choice for the convention of the party scheduled to begin on June 6, and end in June 9.

Alongside the aspirants, this gathering also included Bisi Akande Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Gbenga Daniel, Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu and Mr Osoba himself, and many more.

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