The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it cleared seven political parties and their candidates for the Adawawa governorship by-election scheduled for Oct. 11.
The candidates, according to the commission’s daily bulletin in Abuja, include Sen. Mohammed Jibrilla of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Martins Babale as his running mate.
Also cleared were and Aminu Furo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Elisha Jalo as running mate while
Kowa Party has Aminu Waziri with Raymon Mamuno as his running mate.
The bulletin added that other candidates were Mr Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with Jingi Kandamwe as running mate.
It added that PPN had Amos Sunday with Semen Gangpete as running mate.
Also cleared were Abdulnasir Hamman of MPPP with Ta’aziya Ishaya as running mate as well as Mohammed Malgwi of National Congress of Progressives (NCP) with Serah Daniel as running mate.
The bulletin said that INEC had cleared 24 domestic and seven international organisations to serve as observers for the election.
The domestic organisations include the Youth Initiative for Advocacy and Advancement; Police Service Commission, Election Monitor, Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms, Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness.
Others also included Women Arise for Change Initiative, Alliance for Credible Election, Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, Nigerian Bar Association, Human Rights Monitor, Independent Election Monitoring Group and African Centre for Leadership Strategy and Development.
The international organisations are European Union Delegation to Nigeria, United States Mission to Nigeria, British High Commission, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, UNDP/DGP, UN Women and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Abuja.(NAN)