By Joy Odor
The Independent National Electroal Commission (INEC) says all the 17 Political Parties in Ondo State have submitted its List and Particulars of their nominated candidates using the INEC dedicated portal.
The List and Personal Particulars of the candidates as submitted by the 17 political parties will be uploaded on the Commission’s website and published in its State Office in Akure, Ondo State on Friday 31 July 2020.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye made this known in a press release in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to him, this is in compliance with section 31(3) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), adding that the List will also be published on the Commission’s social media platforms on the same day.
“By section 31 (5) & (6) of the Electoral Act, a person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any information given in the affidavit or any of the documents submitted by any of the candidates is false, may file a suit in Court seeking a declaration that such information is false.
“If the Court determines that the information is false, the Court shall issue an Order disqualifying the candidate from contesting the election” he said.
Bar. Okoye urged members of the public to take an active part in the vetting of the List and Particulars of nominated candidates to enhance transparency in the party nomination processes.