Sunday, August 14, 2022

13 political parties fielded candidates for Katsina guber polls: Official

Out of the 18 political parties that fielded candidates for one position or the other, only APGA, AA, NRM, YPP and APP are not contesting for the governorship seat.

• July 27, 2022
Political parties logo
Political parties logo used to illustrate the story

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says no fewer than 13 political parties have fielded candidates for the 2023 governorship election in Katsina State.

Abdullahi Ibrahim, the INEC’s Head of Department (HoD), Elections and Political Party Monitoring (EPM), disclosed this on Wednesday in Katsina.

Mr Ibrahim added that the names of all the gubernatorial candidates and their deputies were pasted at the Katsina State INEC’s headquarters.

“The political parties include Accord Party (A), African Action Congress (AAC), African Democratic Congress (ADC), African Democratic Party (ADP) and All Progressive Congress (APC).

“Others are Allied People’s Movement (APM), Boot Party (BP), Labour Party (LP), New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

“Also, People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) are included.

“Out of the 18 political parties that fielded candidates for one position or the other, only APGA, Action Alliance (AA), National Rescue Party (NRM), Young Progressive Party (YPP) and All People’s Party (APP) are not contesting governorship seat,” said the official.

Mr Ibrahim explained that out of the 18 political parties, five are not participating in the senatorial positions, adding that only six are participating in all three senatorial Zones.

He explained that four parties are not participating in the House of Representatives election. Only APC, PDP and NNPP have submitted the complete 15 contestants each.

According to him, 12 political parties fielded candidates for the state’s assembly elections, saying only three parties presented candidates from all the 34 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Dikko Radda appeared as the APC governorship candidate, Lado Danmarke for PDP, while Nura Khalil as the NNPP candidate. 

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

President Muhammadu Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan, Peter Obi, Umaru Yar'Adua and Olusegun Obasanjo

Economy

Buhari, Jonathan, Yar’Adua, Obasanjo wasted $500 million, impoverished Nigerians: Peter Obi

“If Nigeria had spent five per cent of the money borrowed so far on entrepreneurs and power generation, the country would compete with advanced countries,” reasoned Mr Obi.

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan

Heading 1

Nigerian political leaders practise ‘bread and butter’ politics: Jonathan

“We must shift away from the politics of bread and butter and ensure that we do not elect leaders that will buy our conscience today and mortgage the future of our children.”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Opinion

The secret diary of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

If Buhari had supported me, I would have been the presidential candidate of the APC.

Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri

Faith

Gov. Diri warns cultural terrorism threatening Ijaws’ language, identity

“We are suffering from what is called environmental terrorism, mainly caused by the oil companies. But there is another terrorism that is threatening us is cultural terrorism.”

NCDC DG, Ifedayo Adetifa and NCDC

Health

NCDC inaugurates biological lab to fight emerging diseases

“It will inform public health decision-making and facilitate the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines,” said the NCDC director-general.

OPC and Fulani herdsmen

Heading 2

Cow caused OPC, Fulani herdsmen clash in Kwara, four dead: Police

A cow led by a Fulani herder broke the side mirror of OPC’s vehicle, and violence ensued, said the police.