The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the withdrawal of Oby Ezekwesili as presidential competitor of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).
As per the constituent commission, it is past the point of no return for any contender to pull back from challenging any situation in the forthcoming decisions.
Ezekwesili reported her withdrawal toward the beginning of today saying she needed to give space for an alliance against hopefuls of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC). Be that as it may, responding through an announcement, Rotimi Oyekanmi, boss press secretary to the INEC executive, said November 17 was the last date for withdrawal.
The announcement read: “It is unthinkable for any presidential possibility to pull back from the race now. As indicated by the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 General Elections, the most recent day for withdrawal by hopefuls or substitution of pulled back competitors by ideological groups was seventeenth November, 2018 for Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
The due date for Ezekwesili or any competitor in that classification to pull back or be supplanted has passed.
Segment 35 of the appointive demonstration, which gives due date from withdrawal from any race, expresses: “A competitor may pull back his candidature by notice recorded as a hard copy marked by him and conveyed without anyone else’s input to the ideological group that assigned him for the decision and the ideological group will pass on such withdrawal to the Commission not later than 45 days to the race.”