INEC releases candidates’ names for bye-elections in Katsina and 3 others

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has released names of political parties and their candidates for bye-elections in Kastina, Bauchi, Kwara and Cross River, states scheduled for November 17.

The list was released in a statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye on Thursday in Abuja.

The bye-elections are for Kankia/Kusada/lngawa Federal Constituency of Katsina State, Toro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, Ekiti/lrepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, and lkom ll State Constituency of Cross River State.

According to INEC, four political parties submitted nominations for the Kankia/Kusada/lngawa Federal Constituency of Katsina State bye-election, as at November 6, which was the last day for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002.

The parties and their nominated candidates are: 

Peoples Redemption Party, Nasiru Kankia; 

Yes Electorate Solidarity, Abdullahi Umar; 

Peoples Democratic Party, Abdussamad Abdullahi;

All Progressives Congress, Abubakar Kusada.

The Commission also disclosed that two political parties submitted nominations for Toro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State bye-election.

These are PDP with Shehu Umar as its candidate, as well as the APC with Yusuf Nuhu as its candidate.

For Ekiti/lrepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, the Commission said five political parties nominated candidates including:

The Labour Party, Femi Ana-Ara; 

Unity Party of Nigeria, Olaniyan Ayorinde.

Others are PDP, Jimoh Damilare; 

Peoples Party of Nigeria, Ajayi Bidemi;

APC, Olawuyi Tunji.

Okoye also disclosed that only the PDP nominated candidate, Egbong Nkoro, for the bye-election in the lkom II State Constituency of Cross River State.

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