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2023: INEC Says It’s Yet To Recognize Ahmed Lawan, Godswill Akpabio As Senatorial Candidates

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reaffirmed that it did not welcome the nomination of the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Nigerian Senate President and Sen. Godswill Akpabio, in respect of Yobe North and Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Districts.

INEC said that it’s yet to recognize any of these two as senatorial candidates in the 2023 general elections.

Leadership News reported that Festus Okoye, who is the INEC National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, revealed this on Tuesday in a statement titled:
“Spurious Allegations In Respect Of Nomination Of Candidates In Some Senatorial Districts” made available to journalists.

Furthermore, Mr Okoye disclosed that as evidence of the alleged role played by the Commission, a certified true copy of Form 9C uploaded by their political parties and received by the Commission on June 17, 2022 when the nomination portal closed, was earlier presented.

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In a rumour few days ago, that INEC has accommodated two former presidential aspirants, Ahmed Lawan and Godswill Akpabio, to contest the forthcoming senate election.

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