15 parties dispute the governorship

Fifteen of the 18 political parties in Nigeria are vying for the governorship of lakes statereports the Nigerian News Agency (NAN). NAN reports that this was contained in details of the candidates and political parties vying for the number one spot in the state, released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos state on Friday. The political parties contesting the Lagos gubernatorial elections in 2023 are the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Agreement Party (A), the African Action Congress (AAC) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC). Also participating are the African Democratic Party (ADP), the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), the Labor Party (LP), the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), the National Rescue Movement (NRM), the Social Democratic Party (SDP ) and the Young Progressive Party. (YPP). Others are the Zenith Labor Party (ZLP), the Action Peoples Party (APP), and the Boot Party (BP). The NAN correspondent who monitored the publication at the INEC office noted that 396 candidates from different parties would also be vying for the 40 seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly. Article 29 of the Electoral Law provided that the publication must be made by the INEC within seven days of receiving the form from the political parties in the constituency where the candidate intended to contest the election. The publication, on Friday, indicated that 16 of the 18 political parties would participate in the state assembly election in 2023. NAN, however, reports that only APC, PDP, Labor Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party and ADP fielded candidates for the 40 seats in the state parliament. The political parties that fielded candidates in at least 10 of the 40 state constituencies for the House of Assembly election were: AA (38), AAC (20), ADC (37), BP (34) and SDP (36). ). Statistics showed that APP and NRM fielded candidates in nine state constituencies each, while YPP, PRP, Accord, and APM fielded candidates in five, four, three, and one state constituency, respectively. Meanwhile, Alianza en Acción (AA), the Great Alliance of All Progressives (APGA) and the People’s Redeemer Party (PRP) had no candidates for governor in the publication. Similarly, the APGA and the Zenith Labor Party (ZLP) had no candidates for state assembly elections. Speaking to NAN about the development, Kemi Oyedotun, Acting Head of Voter Education and Publicity Department of INEC, Lagos State, said that the list of political parties and the details of the candidates participating in the assembly election had been posted at Local Government Offices. of the INEC in the different constituencies. Ms. Oyedotun urged eligible residents to turn out in large numbers to register for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) before it expires on July 31. READ ALSO: Lagos 2023: Five controversial statements from Funke Akindele’s interview She said the commission had included weekends at all registration centers to catch as many as possible before the deadline. According to her, registered voters who have not yet picked up their old and new Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) should try to do so at the INEC LGA offices before it is too late. NAN reports that the INEC published on Friday the personal data of the candidates proposed by their political parties for the 2023 governor and state assembly elections in all constituencies nationwide. INEC President Mahmood Yakubu called on citizens and aspirants to take the opportunity to examine the details of the candidates and seek judicial redress for any observed violation of the law as provided in Section 29 of the Act. Election of 2022. (NAN) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; 15 parties dispute the governorship