426 candidates jostle for Saturday’s poll in Niger
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that 426 candidates of different political parties would feature in Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Niger State.
Prof. Samuel Egwu, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday.
Egwu said 31 out of the candidates are for governorship poll, while the rest 395 are for the state House of Assembly election.
He noted that materials required for the elections are now at the 25 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
He assured that the commission would provide level playing filed for all the candidates in the elections.
He appealed to stakeholders, especially leaders of political parties to preach the principle of tolerance and understanding among their supporters.