12 political parties that nominated candidates for the 2023 governorship race in Ebonyi State have been published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The lists were published on Friday, published.
The Commission also published 16 political parties that would participate in the race for the 24 House of Assembly positions in the State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ebonyi State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Joseph Chukwu, who disclosed this while briefing Journalists in his office in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Capital, said the list of candidates nominated by various political parties had been pasted at the INEC LGAs offices across the State, in line with section 29(3) of the Electoral Act 2022, and schedule of activities of the Commission.
He listed the names of the political parties that nominated governorship candidates in Ebonyi including AA, ADC, ADP, APC, APGA, APM, APP, LP, NNPP, NRM, PDP, and YPP.
The INEC boss also listed the 16 political parties that nominated candidates for Ebonyi State House of Assembly seats as follows: AA (24 candidates), ADC (23 Candidates), ADP ( 24 Candidates), APC (24 Candidates), APGA (24 Candidates), APM (3 Candidates), APP (4 Candidates), BP (1 Candidate), LP (24 Candidates), NNPP (24 Candidates), NRM (24 Candidates), PDP (24 Candidates), PRP (1 Candidate), PSDP (6 Candidates), YPP (Candidate) and ZLP (14 Candidates).
Mr. Chukwu further explained that a total of 245 State House of Assembly candidates would participate in the 2023 general elections in Ebonyi State.
Speaking on the ongoing voter registration, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, enjoined eligible residents of Ebonyi State yet to register or update their voter registration to use the window period to do so, as there might not be any further extension after July 31, 2022, the deadline.
Mr. Chukwu also disclosed that online voter registration in Ebonyi State tentatively stood at 274, 376, while complete registration stood at 336,412 as of 18th July 2022, pending when the final number of registered voters would be published by the Commission.
“Collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) is ongoing at the various INEC LGA Offices in Ebonyi State. Those who are yet to collect theirs are equally advised to visit our LGA offices where they registered to collect theirs personally. Note once again, there is no collection by proxy”, the REC concluded.