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INEC faults Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has faulted the withdrawal of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria’s presidential candidate, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, from the race based on constitutional provisions.

The Commission said it is impossible for any presidential candidate to withdraw from the race now.

According to the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections, the last day for withdrawal by candidates or replacement of withdrawn candidates by political parties was 17th November 2018 for presidential and National Assembly elections.

“The deadline for Ezekwesili or any candidate in that category to withdraw or be replaced has passed,” said the chief press secretary to the chairman of the commission, Rotimi Oyakanmi in a statement.


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