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478 candidates, 14 parties for FCT council poll

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, released the final list of candidates for the February 12, 2022, Area Council election in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said that 478 candidates were nominated by 14 political parties to contest for 68 constituencies in the election.

He noted that 110 candidates would contest chairmanship and vice chairmanship positions for the six area councils, while 363 candidates were vying for 62 councillorship positions.

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“The detailed list of the names, gender, age, academic qualification and disability (if any) of the candidates has been published in the commission’s FCT office and uploaded on our website and social media platforms, in compliance with the requirement of Section 34 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and for public information,” he added.

Okoye observed that eight of the 14 activities listed for the election had been carried out, including the conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates for the election.

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