INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would not extend the deadline for the submission of nomination forms for the governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

The Director of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP), Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, in an interview with reporters, said that the submission deadline stipulated remained Friday night.

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“The Commission time table for the general elections was issued and nothing has changed. The deadline for submission of forms for the governorship and State House of Assembly election remains Nov. 2,” Uzzi said.

NAN correspondent who visited the submission centre at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, reports that representatives of political parties were seen at different stages of submission of their nominations forms.

An INEC staff who did not want his name mentioned said that about 38 political parties including the major political parties had completed the process of submission of their forms.

The staff said that some of the political parties were still at various stages of submission, while some were about to start.