APGA, AA, ADC Not To Participate In Osun State Guber Election- INEC

Moses Ofodeme

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says the Alliance Action, AA, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), would not be taking part in the Osun State Governorship election.

This is because the AA did not submit a nomination jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the party while the ADC and APGA nominated candidates that do not meet the age requirements for the office of Deputy Governor as enshrined in the Constitution.

This was the outcome of the meeting held by the INEC, on Thursday 24th March 2022, which deliberated on a wide range of issues, including preparations for the Osun State Governorship election and cases on the defection of the Governor and Deputy-Governor of Ebonyi State and sixteen members of the State House of Assembly from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, said the Commission would on Friday 25th March 2022 publish in its State and Local Government Offices in Osun State the list and personal particulars of the candidates that Political Parties propose to sponsor at the election. These must be aspirants who emerged from valid primaries in line with Section 29 of the Electoral Act 2022.

Okoye said the Commission will publish the list and personal particulars of the candidates of 15 out of the 18 parties that conducted primaries.

According to him, ‘The nominations of the Action Alliance (AA); African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will not be published for their failure to comply with the Commission’s Guidelines on Political Party Operations (2018) or the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). ‘

The Commission has already communicated this position officially to the affected Political Parties, he said

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