The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of 19 political parties that would participate in the September 10 governorship election in Edo state.
The list signed by INEC’s Head of Legal Services, Mr Mathew Ugwuocha, on Monday in Benin and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also contained the names of candidates being fielded by the parties.
The list contains 19 male governorship candidates, 15 male running mates and four female running mates.
The governorship candidates with female running mates are Mr Thompson Osadolor, KOWA; Adviser Nowamagbe, UPP; Ishaka Ofemile, AA and Ukonga Frank, NNPP.
The running mates are Nancy Ewemade, AA; Florence Okundaye, KOWA; Okosun Davis, UPP and Emodogo Eweha, NNPP.
Others governorship candidates include Osagie Ize-Iyamu, PDP, with John Yakubu as running mate and Godwin Obaseki, APC, with Philip Shaibu, member of House of Representatives, as running mate.