The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday announced the rejection of the outcome of the primary election conducted by the Boot Party to elect its candidate for the Ekiti State governorship election.
The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this during the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security which was held at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.
He said the party would not nominate any candidate for the June 18 governorship election because its governorship primary was not monitored by INEC.
In his words “In the case of the Ekiti State Governorship election, the period earmarked in the timetable and schedule of activities for party primaries ended three days ago on January 29 2022.
“All 18 political parties served notices for their party primaries to elect their candidates for the election and invited the commission to monitor them.
“One party adopted the direct method for electing its candidate while 16 parties opted for the indirect method. However, from our field report, the Boot Party did not hold its primary election at any venue known to and monitored by the commission.
“Consequently, we do not expect the party to nominate a candidate for the Ekiti State governorship election.”