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51 governorship, 462 assembly candidates to contest elections in Sokoto

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No fewer than 51 governorship and 462 State House of Assembly candidates are to participate in Saturday’s elections  in Sokoto State.

The Head of Voter Education and Public Affairs Department of Indepenent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Mr Muhammad Musa, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Friday.

Musa said out of the numbers,   two women would be contesting governorship,  while 21 other women would  contest for 30 seats in the state assembly.

He said that  distribution of election materials to local government areas had been concluded,  and that LGA offices of the commission would continue distributing sensitive materials to polling units.

According to him, INEC had  conducted series of stakeholders’ meetings , training of ad-hoc staff and other activities in preparation to ensure sucessful conduct of the exercise.

He called on participating organs,  stakeholders and the public to adhere to electoral rules and ensure sucessful elections .


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