7th March, 2019
A total of 49 candidates are expected to participate in the Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in Jigawa.
Mr John Kaiwa, Head of Department of Voters Education and Publicity (VEP) for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Jigawa
disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday.
He said that out of the number, 19 candidates were vying for governorship position, while the remaining 30 were contesting for State House of Assembly from the 30 constituencies in state.
The HOD VEP explained that the three major contenders of the 19 governorship candidates are the incumbent governor, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, contesting under the All Progressives Congress (APC),
Alhaji Aminu Ringim of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bashir Adamu Jumbo of Social Democratic Party, (SDP).
Kaiwa said that all election materials from the central bank of Nigeria (CBN) had since been distributed to all the 27 local government areas of the state in readiness of the exercise.