Three days to the deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission to upload the names of their candidates, two political parties have reportedly not yet uploaded their nominees for the 2023 presidential election.
INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, identified the two parties as the New Nigeria People’s Party and the African Action Congress.
Okoye made this known in a statement on Wednesday, reiterating that the political parties still have three days for the nomination of candidates for the election
A former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is the presidential candidate of NNPP, while Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, is the candidate of the AAC.
Okoye said the Commission has so far processed 6,995 nomination forms uploaded by 16 out of 18 political parties for the constituencies where they intend to sponsor candidates.
“However, two political parties, the African Action Congress and New Nigeria Peoples Party, are yet to upload a single nomination to the portal,” he said.
“The Commission hereby reminds all political parties that they have three days left to upload their list of candidates to the ICNP. The deadline is Friday 15th July 2022. The portal will automatically shut down at 6.00pm on that date.
“The number of requests processed has now risen to 1,662,987 pages of documents. Sadly, in spite of the Commission’s effort, 147 out of 476 requests processed as of today involving 5,646 pages are yet to be collected by applicants.
“The Commission appeals to prospective litigants to come forward and collect the certified copies of the documents.”