INEC debunks rumors of fixing dates for party primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as untrue the recent media reports that the Commission has fixed dates or period for the holding of party primaries.

In a press release issued today and signed by the Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, the Commission said it ‘’has not fixed the dates or period for the holding of party primaries’’, adding that ‘’for the avoidance of doubt, only the dates of the elections have been released, not the Timetable.

‘’It is the Timetable and Schedule of activities that will state details of major steps and milestones, including the period for the conduct of primaries and submission of names of party candidates’’, the statement explained.

The statement added that the Timetable and Schedule of activities ‘’will be released in due course and the public and stakeholders will be duly informed through the official channels’’.

The Commission urged Political Parties, their members and the general public to ignore the initial story which went viral on the matter especially on some social media platforms and was even carried by a few media houses, describing it as ‘’not correct’’.

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