163 candidates jostle for Saturday’s elections in Yobe


INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 163 candidates from different political parties would feature in Saturday’s Governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Yobe.

INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Mairama, disclosed this on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Damaturu.

Mairama said 13 of the candidates would take part in governorship election while the rest 157 would feature in the state House of Assembly poll.

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The parties made the declaration at APC governorship campaign rally in Gadaka, Fika Local Government Area (LGA) of the state pledging their support to Buni’s candidature.

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