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30 candidates vie for six chairmanship slots in FCT election

10 March 2016, 15:23

Abuja - A total of 30 candidates drawn from 14 political parties will contest the chairmanship seats of the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory on March 19.

Also, about 206 candidates will contest the councillorship positions in the area councils.

This was contained in a statement by the Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Augusta Ogakwu.

Also read: INEC to deploy 36 335 staff for FCT, Rivers elections

The councils are Abaji, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje, and Kwali.

The statement indicated 13 parties, including the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fielding candidates in AMAC while two parties are presenting candidates in Abaji.

It also indicated that four parties would field candidates in Bwari, Gwagwalda and Kuje Councils while three would present candidates in Kwali Council.

- News 24


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