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INEC releases List of Governorship & State Assembly Candidates



INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

Ahead of the 2019 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the list of all the candidates running on March 2nd.

The March 2 elections will have the governorship and state house of assembly candidates on the ballot.

To ensure that the voting populace are familiar with the people vying to represent them, INEC has shared a list of all the candidates.

Download the Governorship list HERE.

Download the State House of Assembly list HERE.

1 Comment

  1. Aare

    February 1, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Largely worth a look, if printed and given to you dash to corner corn seller. Nigerian democracy has a basic flaw, the average Nigerian do not participate when it is important, in their own neighborhood organizations and political parties. Nigeria was getting better in the 90s unitl June 12 was cancelled.

    When ppl step out of their homes they see the gutter and then street most times, if maintained by local government, it is likely poorly maintained. The first interaction with a government service is local governance whose leadership are imposed and not chosen by the people. You then reach a major road to be maintained by the state government whose leadership is chosen by a few hundred people led by a godfather (either a necessary good one or an inevitable selfish one). This is because, people do not join parties and vote in primaries. Primaries are through a fraudulent pseudo-electoral college called the delegate system in which money, bribery and selfishness plays a dominant role, hence we are at the mercy of a good godfather or money bag to influence the right decision or the greedy vultures cum politicians will take over. This system is then replicated in the federal system. Basically, a few hundred people through selfish interest presents flawed candidates for the people to vote for and we have a list presented here of less than a 1,000 people overall imposing their choice on the people and they will likely not represent the average aspirations of Nigerians. It is the same with small parties and big parties such as the Oby case has shown. The solution is open and direct primaries, a database and a party card instead of voters card and make the national id card more efficient.

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