The Independent National Electoral Commission has published the final names of candidates for ondo State Governorship election and their running mates.
A statement by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee revealed that the commission adopted the names during its weekly regular meeting on Thursday 20 August 2020.
“It will be recalled that on 31 July 2020, the Commission published the provisional list of candidates for the Ondo Governorship election comprising 17 political parties. In accordance with section 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and as provided in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities released on 6 February 2020. Withdrawal and substitution of candidates ended at 6.00pm on 18 August 2020.
Four political parties that earlier made valid nominations have substituted their candidates. The African Democratic Congress (ADC), Action Democratic Party (ADP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) withdrew and substituted their Deputy Governorship candidates while the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) substituted both its Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates.
Consequently, the Commission has published the final list of nominated candidates in our State and Local Government offices in Ondo State. The list is also available on our website and social media platforms.