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As campaigns begin in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC), on Saturday, released the list of 14 political parties and their candidates that would contest the governorship election in Edo State scheduled for September 19, 2020.

INEC however urged the political parties to pay close attention to its timelines stipulated in the timetable and schedule of activities as well as the provisions of the constitution and the Electoral Act.

The Commission's National Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said these in a statement issued by him in Abuja.

Okoye said, by Section 35 of the Electoral Act and the timetable and schedule of activities of the INEC, the withdrawal and substitution of candidates for the Edo governorship election ended on July 13, 2020.

INEC's statement reads: “The Independent National Electoral Commission has in compliance with its timetable and schedule of activities and in accordance with Section 34 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) published the final list of candidates for the 2020 governorship election in Edo State by displaying it in the commission’s offices in the State capital and the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State. The list has also been uploaded on the commission’s website.

“By Section 35 of the Electoral Act and the timetable and schedule of activities of the commission, the withdrawal and substitution of candidates for the Edo governorship election ended on July 13 2020. NNL.

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