Weekly Trust : 2020-08-01

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7 news Saturday, August 1, 2020 INEC clears 17 candidates for Ondo poll Abbas Jimoh the 18 registered parties had conducted their primaries for the purpose of nominating candidates for the election. INEC National Commission­er and Chairman, Informatio­n and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, told Daily Trust in an interview that the Boot Party is the only party that neither notified INEC of its plan to conduct the primary nor conduct His main challenger is expected to be 59-year-old Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was the runner-up in the 2016 election. The youngest candidate on the list is a 38-year-old Ojon Dotun, the candidate of the Young Progressiv­e Party (YPP), while 67-year-old Joshua Oluwafemi Adewole of the Action Alliance (AA) is the oldest. any primary to nominate a candidate for the Ondo election. The election will take place in all 18 local government areas of the state with over 1.8 million registered voters. Incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, 64, is gunning for a second term on the platform of All Progressiv­es Congress (APC), just like he did four years ago. T he Independen­t National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a provisiona­l list of 17 candidates submitted by registered political parties ahead of the October 10 governorsh­ip election in Ondo State. The commission had Tuesday said 17 of PHOTO: )5(( H 3DSHU IURP 'HDU VXEVFULEHU­V UHDGHUV 5HJLVWHU RQOLQH WR UHDG WKH FRPSOHWH SDFNDJH LQ \RXU WUXVWHG QHZVSDSHU IUHH RI FKDUJH 6LPSO\ YLVLW KWWS ZZZ GDLO\WUXVWHSDSH­U FRP WR UHJLVWHU ([LVWLQJ VXEVFULSWL­RQV ZRXOG PHDQZKLOH EH SXW RQ KROG XQWLO $XJXVW )RU PRUH LQIRUPDWLR­Q \RX FDQ FDOO RU

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