No fewer than 68 candidates from 11 political parties will on March 28 jostle for National Assembly seats in Adamawa.
The list of candidates for the election made available by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, indicates that 22 candidates including an Igbo man, Aja Nwabueze, of the Peoples Party of Nigeria, will be contesting for the three Senatorial seats while 46 candidates will slug it out for the eight House of Representatives seats in the state.
There are only nine women in the race. Out of the nine women, five will be gunning for the seats at the Senate. They include: Binta Garba of the All Progressives Congress; Philomina Saleh of the Labour Party, Pagiel Godsdeligth of People’s Party of Nigeria, Maryam Sani of Labour Party and Aishatu Ahmed of the Peoples Democratic Movement PDM.
The remaining four- Kwetishe Danladi of People’s Party of Nigerian, Esther Hassan of Labour Party, Wilbina Jackson of Peoples Democratic Part and Talatu Yohanna All Progressives Congress are going for House of Representatives.
The eleven political parties fielding candidates for the National Assembly election are Alliance for Democracy, All Progressives Congress, Citizens Popular Party, Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party.
The remaining are Peoples Democratic Movement, Peoples Party of Nigeria, Social Democratic Party, People’s Party of Nigeria, Independent Democrats and KOWA Party.