INEC releases candidates’ names for bye-elections in Katsina, Bauchi, two other states
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 CF 001 and CF 002.
The parties and their nominated candidates are Peoples Redemption Party, Nasiru Kankia ; Yes Electorate Solidarity , Abdullahi Umar ; Peoples Democratic Party, Abdussamad Abdullahi ; and the 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 ; and the Unity Party of Nigeria , Olaniyan Ayorinde .
Others are PDP, Jimoh Damilare; Peoples Party of Nigeria , Ajayi Bidemi; and the 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 .
“ The bye- elections will hold as scheduled on November 17. To this end , all arrangements have been made for the successful conduct of the elections .
“ The Commission implores all participating political parties and their candidates to cooperate with it to ensure peaceful and successful elections , ” he said .