INEC announces dates for states’ gubernatorial elections

The electoral body has set the timetables for the gubernatorial elections in the southwestern states.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the dates for next year’s gubernatorial elections in Osun and Ekiti states.

The Ekiti gubernatorial election will take place on July 14, 2018, while the Osun state gubernatorial election will take place on September 22, 2018.

Dates for commencement of campaigns are April 15, 2018, and June 24, 2018, in Ekiti and Osun, respectively.

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The incumbent governors in both states will not be contesting the elections as Osun state’sGovernor Rauf Aregbesolaapproaches the end of his second term, while Ekiti state’sGovernor Ayodele Fayosehas already formally announced his bid to contest during the 2019 presidential elections.

Last week, INEC released the timetable for the 2019 general elections with the presidential election slated for Saturday, February 16, 2019.

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