‘Only 8 parties have submitted list of candidates for 2019 polls’

Only eight of the 90 registered political parties have submitted lists of their candidates for 2019 general elections as at close of work on Tuesday according to the Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC).

The chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a quarterly dialogue session of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room with INEC yesterday.

He said that the electoral body expects a very busy time receiving submissions from other 82 parties between Wednesday and Thursday, the last day of the exercise.

He said that INEC would be provide updates on submissions from parties as at close of work Wednesday.

Yakubu who expressed worry over the last minute rush by political parties to file their lists of candidates, told the gathering that the amount approved by the National Assembly for the 2019 general elections was N189 billion.

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