A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Maiduguri - Nine gubernatorial candidates in Borno State have stepped down for the re-election bid of the incumbent state Governor, Kashim Shettima, reports Punch.
The candidates announced their intention to step down shortly after coming out from a meeting with the governor at the Government House in Maiduguri on Thursday.
They said they took the decision after a careful assessment of the situation in the state .
They noted that the incumbent governor had performed creditable well in the management of the state affairs in the last four years.
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The nine governorship candidates are Rufai Monguno (ACN), Ajiya Bukar Auno (APGA), Babagana Musa (CPA), Ahmed Bulama Galtima (NCPN), Babagana Mala Bakomi (LP), Abu Sakwa (CPP), Ahmed Alhaji Bulama (ACPN), Abba Modu (SDP) and Joel Joseph (deputy governorship candidate of Accord Party (AC) who stood in for his boss at the meeting.
Read more at Punch.
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