Published On: Fri, Oct 26th, 2018

INEC Publishes Buhari, Atiku, Duke, Other Names For 2019 Elections

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By Sadiq Umar – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday published the particulars of political parties’ candidates submitted for 2019 general elections.

The published list of names and particulars, according to INEC, is on display across the 36 INEC state offices including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) office, Abuja, for the purpose of claims and objections.

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Agency reports said the number of the presidential candidates could not be ascertained as the commission was still photocopying and pasting the forms and particulars in batches as at 8.20 p.m. on Wednesday.

A senior officer of the commission said what the commission did was publication of forms and particulars for objection, and not lists of candidates.

The source said the list of the nominated candidates would be published by January 17, 2019 as stipulated by in elections timetable.

Not less than 76 names candidates were reported to have been submitted by political parties for 2019 presidential election.

The particulars of the presidential candidates already pasted included, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that of his Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Also published was particulars of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that of his running mate, Peter Obi.

Others include Obadiah Mailafia presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) and a professor, Tanimowo Nasiru, as running mate.

Also on the list was Donald Duke for the Social Democratic Party and Junaid Mohammad as running mate.

With additional agency report

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