As Edo governorship poll is drawing near, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the provisional list of governorship candidates for the poll slated for September 19.
The list has the names of governorship candidates from 14 political parties – 13 males and one female.
In a statement, Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, encouraged members of the public to go through the nomination forms, affidavits and documents submitted by the parties on behalf of their candidates.
“At the close of nominations at 6pm on June 29, 2020, 14 political parties used the dedicated online portal of the commission to submit the list of candidates that emerged from their primaries,” he said.
“The provisional list of the candidates disaggregated on the basis of name, gender, age and qualification has been uploaded on our website and social media platforms. Furthermore, and as required by law, the particulars of the nominated candidates will be published in the Edo State office of the commission and simultaneously uploaded on our website Thursday, July 2, 2020.
“The final list of duly nominated candidates will be published on August 13 2020 after withdrawals by candidates and substitution by their political parties.”
These are the candidates:
AA – Obhafuoso Paul, E — Governor; Sunday Johnbull — Deputy Governor
ADC – Akhigbe B Ehiabhi — Governor; Mabel Oboh — Deputy Governor
ADP- Ibio L Emmanuel — Governor; Demond Imasuen — Deputy Governor
APC- Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu—Governor; Audu Ganiyu — Deputy Governor
APGA- Lucky Osagie Idehen—Governor; Isah Asekhaimeh — Deputy Governor
APM- Igbineweka Osamuede—Governor; Obiyan Christian — Deputy Governor
APP- Amos Osalumese Areloegbe—Governor; Afolabi Ogah — Deputy Governor
LP- Osifo Uhun-Ekpenma Isaiah—Governor; Omobayo Marvellous—Deputy Governor
NNPP- Agolebun Tracy—Governor; Enobhaysobo Jonathan — Deputy Governor
NRM- Stevie Nash Ozono—Governor; Osadolor Eghe Festus— Deputy Governor
PDP- Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki—Governor; Philip Shaibu— Deputy Governor
SDP- Felix Ikezor Obayangbon—Governor; Omion Omonye— Deputy Governor
YPP- Jones Osagiobare—Governor; Samson Olukayode Idowu— Deputy Governor
ZLP- Akhalamhe Amiemenoghena—Governor; Thompson Osadolor—Deputy Governor