By Ibidapo Balogun
Following the timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), campaigns for the June 21 gubernatorial election in Ekiti State will commence on March 23 and end on June 19.
Collection of nomination forms for the election by political parties is scheduled to begin on April 1.
The commission also fixed April 21 as the last date for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 while April 28 was fixed for the publication of particulars of the candidates.
According to INEC, the last day for the withdrawal by candidate(s)/replacement of withdrawn candidates will be on May 7, while the last day for the submission of nomination forms by political parties has been slated for May 13.
The publication of official register of voters for the election and publication of the list of nominated candidates have both been scheduled for May 20.
Also, the publication of the notice of the election will be on June 4 while the submission of the names of party agents for the election to the Ekiti Electoral Officer of the local government or Area Council is fixed for June 5.
And in respect of the Osun governorship election billed for August 9, 2014, INEC Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, said the notice of election would come up on April 1.
Campaign by political parties would also commence on May 11.
The collection of forms by political parties for the election and the conduct of primaries, including resolution of disputes, which can arise from the primaries, will be on May 19 and June 2 respectively.
The commission also fixed the last day for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 for June 19 and the publication of Personal Particulars of Candidates for June 16.
The statement also indicated that INEC has also fixed the last date for withdrawal by candidates and replacement of withdrawn candidates by political parties for June 25.
The timetable showed that submission of nomination forms by political parties and the publication of electoral register of voters for the election would be on May 1 and May 8 respectively.
Publication of notice of poll and submission of names of party agents to Electoral Officers of Local Government Councils would come up on July 23 and July 24 respectively.
The timetable has Aug. 7 as the last day of campaign by political parties.