The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 478 candidates to contest for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council election.
The FCT council election is scheduled to hold on Saturday 12 February 2022.
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INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, said this on Thursday in Abuja after the management meeting of the commission.
He recalled that the commission released the timetable and schedule of activities for the election on 31 March 2021 and that 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.
“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,” Okoye said.