6,050 JOSTLE FOR STATE-LEVEL ELECTIONS AS INEC PUBLISHES COMMUNICATION HOTLINES

Six thousand and fifty (6,050) candidates are contesting the governorship and house of Assembly positions across the country scheduled for the Saturday, 11th April 2015, an INEC statement said.   Of this number, 760 candidates are jockeying for positions of governor while 5,290 candidates are contesting for positions in the state Houses of Assembly.  

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Six thousand and fifty (6,050) candidates are contesting the governorship and house of Assembly positions across the country scheduled for the Saturday, 11th April 2015, an INEC statement said.

 

Of this number, 760 candidates are jockeying for positions of governor while 5,290 candidates are contesting for positions in the state Houses of Assembly.

 

According to the statement, the governorship election is taking place in 29 states of the federation, while 7 states which will not hold governorship but only House of Assembly elections are Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ondo,  Osun, Ekiti and Kogi.

 

The Commission also stated that it had firmed up its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and also retrained its ad-hoc staff who would administer the Smart Card Reader.

 

Ahead of the elections, the commission has also released hotlines of the INEC Citizens Contact Centre to aid communications on hitches that may be experienced. They are: 09050858629, 09050858675, 09050859649, 08180958715, 08180958717, 08180958709, 09025038466, 07086945927, 08120183063, 07062896047, 08105119010, 08146697603, 07098115257, 07098117563, 07098110916, 07098116381.

 

The release also stated that the INEC Citizens Contact Centre can also be reached on different social media platforms such as: Facebook: www.facebook.com/inecnigeria, Twitter: www.twitter.com/inecnigeria, email: iccc@inec.gov.ng, website: www.inecnigeria.org, Instagram: @inecnigeria.

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