The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the closure of all political party primaries effective Thursday, June 9, 2022.
Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made this known during a meeting with resident electoral commissioners in Abuja on Thursday.
The INEC boss said political parties are required to upload names and other details of their candidates, including those of presidents and their running mates, Senatorial and federal House of Representatives Candidates to the commission’s portal from Friday, June 10th to 17th of June, 2022.
The upload of the list of candidates for state elections, namely, Governors and their Deputies and State Assembly candidates is scheduled for July 1-15th, 2022.
Yakubu cautioned that the nomination portal would shut down automatically by 6 pm on the 17th for national election candidates and 15th of July for those of state elections.