1,048 candidates jostle for elective positions in Imo


One thousand and forty eight candidates are vying for governorship and house of assembly positions in Imo on Saturday.

A breakdown of the candidates as displayed by INEC on Friday showed that 67 candidates are jostling for the governorship slot.

Nine hundred and eighty one are vying for 27 seats in the state’s house of assembly.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on the INEC list, Mbaitoli and Ikeduru constituencies have the highest number of candidates with 45 each, while Njaba has 32, the least.

Following Mbaitoli and Ikeduru is Isiala Mbano, 42, Ehime Mbano, 40, Ngor Okpala, 39, while Ezinihitte and Oguta have 38 candidates each.

The Action Alliance (AA), whose candidate, Mr Uche Nwosu is Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s favourite, alongside the PDP and APC are fielding the highest number of candidates, having 27 each.

Popular comedian Uche Ogbuagu of PDP and Darlington Chimezie of the AA are in the race for Ikeduru constituency seat.

Incumbent house majority leader, Lugard Osuji of AA, Solomon Anukam of PDP and Victor Mere of Accord Party are frontline candidates for Owerri Municipal. (NAN)

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