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INEC To Publish Final List Of Govs, Assemblies’ Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) said the final list of candidates for Governorship, State Assemblies and FCT Area Council elections will be published today, Thursday.

Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Abuja at the swearing-in of a new Resident Electoral Commission (REC) Elder Monday Udo Tom.

He also revealed that the commission has implemented ten out of the fourteen activities outlined in the commission’s scheduled programs of activities.

“Your appointment is coming just 16 days to the 2019 General Elections. We have already implemented 10 out of the 14 activities in our timetable and schedule of activities.

“The final list of candidates for Governorship, State Assembly and FCT Area Council elections will be published in all our State offices nationwide and the Commission’s website, tomorrow Thursday 31st January 2019.”

Congratulating the new REC, Yakubu informed him that though he will be posted to a state within his geopolitical zone, he can, however, be posted anywhere in the country.

He said: “Furthermore, as a REC, you can be posted to any part of the country at any time as the exigencies of service requirements. For now, you will be posted to a State within your geopolitical zone but you will never serve in your state of origin throughout your tenure. In line with this principle, you are hereby deployed to Bayelsa State.”

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