INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the approval of the list followed a meeting held by the Commission in Abuja on Tuesday, June 6.
“The decision is in line with the provision of Section 32(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 which requires the publication of the list not later than 150 days to election day i.e.
Friday 9th June 2023 following the period for voluntary withdrawal and substitution of candidates by political parties under Section 31 of the Electoral Act 2022.
The final list has been uploaded to the Commission’s website and social media platforms.
According to the statement, all 18 political parties nominated candidates in Kogi, 17 in Bayelsa, and 16 in Imo states.
INEC added that campaigns by the political parties commences on Wednesday 14th June, and ends on 9th November.