The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially published the final list and personal particulars of candidates slated to contest in the upcoming bye-elections scheduled for February 3, 2024.
Punch gathered the announcement was made in a statement signed by Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, on Wednesday.
The bye-elections will span nine states across the federation, encompassing two senatorial districts (Ebonyi South and Yobe East), four federal constituencies, and three state constituencies.
Olumekun specified that the personal particulars and the final list of candidates were published on Wednesday in the commission’s state offices and the affected constituencies.
“Any aspirant who participated in his/her party primaries with reasonable grounds to believe that the information provided by the candidate is false can challenge the nomination in a Federal High Court as provided in Section 29(5) of the Electoral Act 2022.
“For clarity, this publication only applies to the forthcoming bye-elections as they are fresh elections for which political parties conducted primaries and nominated their candidates.”