By Enyichukwu Enemanna
In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has organised a training session for officials of political parties on the use of new INEC Candidate Nomination Portal (ICNP).
This is even as Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu advised political parties to adhere to the deadline for submission of candidate nomination for 2023 general elections.
Speaking on Friday at the venue of the training in Abuja, Prof. Yakubu urged the officials to carefully note the respective commencement dates and deadlines for the submission/uploading of the candidates’ nomination forms for the national and state elections to the portal.
Yakubu, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, visited all the six groups under the training to ascertain that the party officials understand what they were being taught.
He reminded the party officials of all information contained in the timetable and schedule of activities for the coming general elections.
According to Prof. Yakubu, the online submission of nomination forms EC9A, 9B, 9C, 9D and 9E for national elections – presidential and national assembly would start from June 10 and end June 17 while the dates for the submission of nomination forms for state elections – governorship and state assembly remained between July 1 and July 15.
He assured the party officials that INEC would render technical or any other support they might require while using the portal.
The training which began on Wednesday June 1, ends Saturday June 4.