487 candidates battle for 25 assembly seats in Kogi – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that 487 candidates will contest elections for the 25 legislative seats in Kogi State House of Assembly on Saturday.

The Director of Voter Education and Publicity of INEC in Kogi, Mr Ahmed Biambo, made this known in Lokoja on Thursday.

Biambo said the candidates for the State House of Assembly election would be contesting on the platforms of 31 political parties.

He said the parties included Kowa Party, Social Democratic Party, Accord Party, Labour Party, Action Democratic Party and Action Alliance.

Others are National Conscience Party, All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, United Peoples Party and Alliance for Democracy.

Biambo said that only the State House of Assembly election would hold in Kogi on Saturday while the governorship election would come up later in the year.

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