INEC releases names of candidates for Lagos bye-election

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It was gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released names of candidates and political parties participating in the December 3 bye-election into Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency of Lagos State.

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The participating candidates and political parties were released by the national headquarters of INEC in Abuja on Tuesday.

They are Yusuf Olawale Fatai (Action Alliance, AA); Adebayo Michael Akanbi (Alliance for Democracy, AD); Olugbenga Olusegun Owolabi (Advanced Democratic Congress, ADC); Akinwunmi Nurudeen Olaitan (All Progressives Congress, APC); Babatunde Babatope Akinyele (Peoples Democratic Party, PDP) and Ajiboye Femi Olorunshomi (Social Democratic Party, SDP).

The former occupant of the seat, Elijah Adewale, died on July 20.

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Meanwhile, INEC on Tuesday completed training of Supervising Presiding Officers (SPOs) who are expected to train other categories of staff to be used for the election.

A team from the commission’s headquarters led by Director, Planning and Monitoring, Mr.Okechukwu Ndeche had also visited Lagos to assess the level of preparedness for the bye-election.

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