The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 478 candidates to contest the FCT Area Council elections scheduled for February 12, 2022.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) Festus Okoye, announced this yesterday in Abuja after a management meeting of the commission.
He recalled that the commission had released the timetable and schedule of activities for the election on March 31, 2021, and that eight out of the 14 activities listed for the election had been carried out, including the conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates for the election.
“Consequently, the commission has approved the final list of 478 candidates nominated by 14 political parties to contest for 68 constituencies, made up of 110 candidates as chairmen and vice chairmen for the six area councils and 363 candidates for 62 councillorship positions,” he said
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