15 candidates vie for Kebbi governorship position on Saturday

The Kebbi State governorship elections is set to hold on Saturday, 31 March and 15 candidates are vying for the position, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said in a bulleting on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court of Nigeria sacked the former Kebbi State governor Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari earlier this year and had ordered INEC to conduct fresh elections within 90 days of the decision.

Usman Dakingari, the PDP frontman, is back in the running to reclaim his governorship position and will be facing down 14 other contenders.

The other candidates include:

  • Alhaji Sulaiman Argungu of the ANPP
  • Kabiru Turaki of ACN  
  • Umaru Birnin Kebbi of APGA
  • Attari Sani from the AD party
  • Hajiya Hauwau Mohammed from ADC
  • Alhaji Lawan Moad  of ALP
  • Malam Abubakar Abubakar of CPC
  • Alhaji Sani Abubakar  from the CPP
  • Muhammed Danbare of LP
  • Sahabi Atiku representing NNPP
  • Alhaji Tukur Yaro of NSDP
  • Mohammed Mogaji of NTP
  • Alhaji Abubakar Umaru of the PPA
  • Alhaji Mohammed Nura from PPP

INEC will be deploying over 8,000 officials to conduct the elections through out Kebbi state’s 21 local governments, 225 registrations areas and 2,398 polling units.

“A breakdown of the personnel requirement for the re-run election shows that the commission will deploy 7,859 ad hoc staff from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) plus undergraduates from tertiary institutions in Kebbi.

“In addition, 225 Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPOs), 247 Collation Officers (COs), 25 Supervisors and 273 reserves,’’ it said, adding that over 1.6 million people are registered to cast their votes.