The Presidential Candidate of the African Motion Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore and the political occasion have dismissed a report claiming the occasion is but to submit names of candidates for the 2023 common elections to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee.
It was reported that AAC was but to add its governorship and state meeting candidates for the polls.
As supplied for within the Timetable and Schedule of Actions for the 2023 Basic Election which INEC launched in February 2022, all political events that performed legitimate primaries are required to appoint their candidates for Governorship, Deputy Governorship and State Meeting elections by way of the INEC Candidate Nomination Portal (ICNP) from 1st – fifteenth July 2022.
Reacting, Sowore described the report as faux, saying it ought to be dispelled in its entirety.
He mentioned the AAC has submitted the names of over 60 candidates throughout Nigeria who’re going to run for elections beneath the banner of the occasion.
“To be very clear, this has nothing to do with the presidential candidate and his vice,” the activist mentioned.
“That has been submitted and resolved and their names have been revealed in all INEC workplaces throughout the nation.
“So, we simply making an attempt to let you recognize that this isn’t right, we now have submitted over 60 candidates throughout Nigeria who’re going to run election beneath the banner of the AAC.
“So, there may be nothing to panic about and we hope INEC will deal with this and guarantee they contact us upfront or examine their data earlier than going to the general public to say AAC didn’t submit names of candidates.
“I used to be at INEC workplace in the present day with the Secretary of the occasion to satisfy with the Director accountable for political events. The EPM as he’s well-known, so please don’t panic over this, the record of our candidates has been submitted to INEC portal.”
WATCH: A response to INEC Nigeria on the allegation that @aacparty hasnât submitted candidates on its portal! It’s unfaithful and mischievous! #WeCantContinueLikeThis #SoworeForPresident #takeitback pic.twitter.com/StthKsJUOj
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) July 13, 2022
Femi Adeyeye, Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the occasion in an announcement additionally mentioned the names of Sowore and his vice-presidential candidate, Mr Haruna Magashi have been uploaded and authorized on the INEC portal
The assertion learn, “We write to tell members of the general public that the information making rounds that the particulars of our Presidential candidate, @YeleSowore haven’t been stuffed on the INEC portal, is FAKE & ought to be dispelled in its entirety.
“As of the time of penning this press launch, a complete of 84 names of candidates together with Mr Omoyele Sowore
@YeleSowore and his vice-presidential candidate, Mr Haruna Magashi @haruna_magashi have been uploaded and authorized on the INEC portal additionally pasted these names and specific of their workplaces nationwide.
“One other batch of over 200 candidates are present process the approval course of within the occasion and undoubtedly would meet up with the timeline set by INEC on July 15, 2022. Our occasion takes due diligence very severely and Nigerians can ensure that the African Motion Congress (AAC) received’t simply add and approve candidates like others; candidates who don’t have certificates, who lack character, competence and integrity.
RE: SOWOREâS NAME MISSING ON INEC PORTAL.
We write to tell members of the general public that the information making rounds that the particulars of our Presidential candidate, @YeleSowore haven’t been stuffed on the INEC portal, is FAKE & ought to be dispelled in its entirety. pic.twitter.com/Tp8MH5QD09
— African Motion Congress #AAC (@aacparty) July 13, 2022
“We enjoin members of our nice occasion @aacparty, candidates and members of the general public to ignore the hearsay. 6. We count on that INEC will lead the general public accurately on points in regards to the occasion and on this specific difficulty, launch an announcement to place the physique in right mild earlier than Nigerians.”