The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it has published the personal particulars or details of candidates for the Ekiti State governorship election.
INEC fixed June 18 for the election, which would come before the July 16 Osun State governorship election.
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) Festus Okoye, on Wednesday in a statement recalled that on June 10, 2021, INEC released the timetable and schedule of activities for the Ekiti State Governorship election.
He said that the timetable and schedule of activities provide for the publication of the personal particulars and list of candidates (Form EC9) for the election latest by Friday 11th February 2022.
“Accordingly, the Commission has published the list and personal particulars of the candidates contesting the Ekiti State governorship election in compliance with section 31(3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) which provides that the Commission shall within 7 days of the receipt of the personal particulars of the candidates, publish it in the constituency where the candidates intend to contest the election.
“Similarly, as provided for in section 31(4) of the Electoral Act, any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any information given by any of the candidates in the affidavit accompanying the information or any document submitted by any of the candidates is false may file a suit at the Federal High Court, High Court of a State or the FCT against such a person,” Okoye said.
He urged members of the public to engage the electoral process by scrutinizing the personal particulars of candidates contesting the Ekiti governorship election and ensure that the sanctity of the electoral process is maintained and the intendment of the Electoral Act realized.