Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Oyo State has published the particulars of candidates for the 2023 gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections of the 18 political parties, as contained in Form EC9.
This was made known in a press statement signed by INEC’s Administrative Secretary, Biodun Onikate-Amosu, and made available to the media on Friday.
Onikate-Amosu stated that the newly published list of candidates was in line with both INEC’s scheduled timetable for the 2023 general election and the Electoral Act 2022, as amended.
He said, “Section 29(3) of the Electoral Act 2022 provided for publication within seven days of the receipt of Form EC9. The published personal particulars of the candidates have been pasted at both INEC state office and all the area offices of INEC in all the 33 local government areas of Oyo State.”
He used the opportunity to appeal to the general public to seize the opportunity to scrutinize the particulars of the candidates as published by INEC, adding that they could also seek judicial remedy for any noticed or observed violation of the statutes as provided for in Section 29 of the Electoral Act 2022
The list of the governorship candidates published included state Governor, Seyi Makinde, who is running for second term in office on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party; Folarin Teslim of the All Progressive Congress, Popoola Joshua of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Ajekigbe Olaniyi of Action Alliance, Agbomeji Olamide of Young Progressive Party and Agboyega Raymond of National Rescue Movement.
Others were Ajadi Ganiyu of the Democratic Congress, Sadiq Adigun of the Labour Party, Okunade Adeyemi of Boot Party, Okedara Mojeed of African Action Congress, Yakubu Adekunle of Social Democratic Party, Adeniran Oluwaseye of Allied Peoples Movement, Adeshina Excel of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Yusuf Adebola of Action Democratic Party, Yinusa Ayandoye of Action Peoples Party.