The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of presidential and national assembly candidates for the 2023 general elections.
The commission in a statement on Tuesday said it approved the final list of candidates “in accordance with section 32(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 and item 8 of the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general election.”
For the Presidential election, all 18 political parties have fielded candidates and running mates. “For legislative elections, 1,101 candidates are vying for 109 Senatorial seats, and 3,122 candidates are contending for Federal Constituencies, i.e. House of Representatives seats, for a total of 4,223 candidates vying for 469 legislative positions,” according to the statement.
“In terms of gender distribution, there are 3,875 male candidates, including 35 for President and Vice President, 1,008 for the Senate, and 2,832 for the House of Representatives.”
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