IEBC Extends Deadline for Naming Presidential Running Mates

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati [Photo: KBC]

Political parties have up to 16th of May 2022, to announce their respective presidential candidates and running mates as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission extends the deadline from the 28th of April. 

Speaking after a consultative meeting with representatives from different political parties at the IEBC headquarters in Nairobi, commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati said the push also includes the names for different gubernatorial positions and their deputies across the country.

“The date for submission of aspirants lists for presidential aspirants and their deputies as well as gubernatorial aspirants and their deputies will be on the 16th of May,” he said.`

“Independent candidates who are vying for president and governor positions, and their deputies, shall also submit their names by 16th of May.”

Chebukati also noted that the 28th of April deadline for MCA, Senatorial and Woman representative aspirants to submit their names to the commission remains in force.

“We have agreed that the deadline for submission of names for aspirants to the commission for four elective positions, Members of National Assembly, the Senate, Woman Representatives and Members of County Assembly remains the 28th of April,” he said.

“For the other positions, independent candidates’ deadline remains 2nd of May.”

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