INEC releases final list of candidates for Edo governorship pollNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday released the final list of candidates eligible to participate in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.

The list published on the commission’s website and at the 19 local government areas of the state showed that incumbent governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will slug it out with 12 other candidates.

INEC had set July 13 as the deadline for withdrawal and substitution of candidates for the state election.

Before the expiration date, only three parties – the Action Alliance (AA), Labour Party (LP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC) substituted their candidates earlier nominated for the poll.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in a statement Saturday, stated that political parties can no longer withdraw or substitute any of the…

Source: Guardian Newspaper