INEC releases names of candidates for by-elections in Kastina, Bauchi, Kwara, Cross River
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released names of political parties and their candidates for by-elections in Kastina, Bauchi, Kwara and Cross River, scheduled for Nov. 17.
The Signatory to the list released in a Statement is Mr. Featus Okoye, The INEC National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, on Thursday in Abuja.
Stated below, are the names of the people for the by Election,”
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 by-election, as at Nov. 6, which was the last day for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002.
The parties and their nominated candidates are Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Nasiru Kankia; Yes Electorate Solidarity (YES), Abdullahi Umar; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Abdussamad Abdullahi; and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar Kusada.
Festus Okoye also disclosed that two political parties submitted nominations for Toro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State by-election.
These are PDP with Shehu Umar as its candidates, 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; and the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Olaniyan Ayorinde.
Others are PDP, Jimoh Damilare; Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) Ajayi Bidemi; and the APC, Olawuyi Tunji.
Festus also disclosed that only the PDP nominated candidate, Egbong Nkoro, for the by-election in the lkom ll State Constituency of Cross River State.
“The by-elections will hold as scheduled on Nov. 17. To this end, all arrangements have been made for the successful conduct of the elections.
I therefore implore all participating political parties and their candidates to cooperate with it to ensure peaceful and successful elections,” the Commissioner said.