By John Odunjo
Activities for the 2024 governorship election in Ondo State is expected to begin to step up now following fixing of date by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The tenure of the governors of Ondo State will end on 23rd February 2025.
The Governorship election in Ondo State will hold on Saturday 16th November 2024.
INEC, in a statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, said that in Ondo State, “party primaries will hold from 6th – 27th April 2024.
“The submission of the list of nominated candidates via the online portal will start at 9.00am on 29th April 2024 and close at 6.00pm on 20th May 2024.
The final list of candidates will be published on 18th June 2024 while campaign in public by political parties commences on 19th June 2024 and ends on 14th November, 2024 I.e 24 hours prior to election day.
Olumekun stated that “by this ample notice as required by both the Constitution and the Electoral Act, the Commission appeals to political parties and candidates to note the activities in the Timetable for strict compliance”.
INEC also said that since the tenure of the governor of Edo State would lapse on 11th November, 2024, the governorship election in Edo State would hold on Saturday 21st September 2024.
“Party primaries will hold from 1st – 24th February 2024 in Edo State. The submission of the list of nominated candidates via the online portal will start at 9.00am on 4th March 2024 and close at 6.00pm on 24th March 2024.
The final list of candidates will be published on 23rd April 2024 while campaign in public by political parties commences on 24th April 2024 and ends 24 hours prior to election day on 19th September 2024.