1,158 governorship candidates to contest in 29 state

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Faruq Kushoro

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the total numbers of candidates contesting for the governorship seat  and the state house of assembly in the Saturday election

The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Thursday during the meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security held at the commission’s Conference Room in Abuja.

Yakubu said, ‘In all, 1,158 governorship candidates will contest the governorship positions in the 29 states, while 14, 643 candidates will contest 991 posts in the various state Houses of Assembly.

“Seven states whose governors have yet to serve out their terms will not take part in the exercise. The states are Anambra, Bayelsa, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Edo, and Kogi but elections into the various seats in state Houses of Assembly will hold in the 36 states of the federation”.


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