INEC releases timetable for Osun governorship election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday in Abuja released the timetable for the Osun governorship election billed for Aug. 9, 2014.

In a statement released by Mrs Augusta Ogakwu, INEC’s Secretary, the commission said the notice of election would come up on April 1.

It said campaign by political parties would also commence on May 11.

“The collection of forms by political parties for the election and the conduct of primaries, including resolution of disputes which can arise from the primaries, will be on May 19 and June 2 respectively,’’ the statement said.

The commission also fixed the last day for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 for June 19 and the publication of Personal Particulars of Candidates for June 16.

The statement also indicated that INEC has also fixed the last date for withdrawal by candidates and replacement of withdrawn candidates by political parties for June 25.

The timetable showed that submission of nomination forms by political parties and the publication of electoral register of voters for the election would be on May 1 and May 8 respectively.

It said the publication of notice of poll and submission of names of party agents to Electoral Officers of Local Government Councils would come up on July 23 and July 24 respectively.

The timetable has Aug. 7 as the last day of campaign by political parties.(NAN)

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