Akure - With the release of the date for the governorship election in Ondo State, about 40 candidates have indicated interest to succeed Governor Olusegun Mimiko as governor of the state, reports The Nation.
INEC has fixed the election for November 26.
Also read: INEC fixes dates for Edo, Ondo governorship elections
Out of the 40 aspirants, 30 are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The remaining ten are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC aspirants include Rotimi Akeredolu, Segun Abraham, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, Jamiu Ekungba, Jumoke Anifowose, Awodeyi Akinseyinwa Apata, Hon. Sule Akinsuyi, Olakunle Osunyikanmi, Odunayo Akinrinsola, Foluso Adefemi and Bukola Adetula.
Others are Dr. Bode Ayorinde, Olubunmi Agbaminoja, Segun Ojo, Sola Iji, a lawyer, Hon. Victor Olabimtan, former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, Adegbonmire, Light Ariyomo, Paul Akinterinwa, Ayo Akinyelure, Olusola Oke, Ife Abegunde, Akinyinka Akinnola and Dr.Tunji Abayomi, a foremost rights activist.
The PDP aspirants are the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede, his Environment counterpart, Sola Ebiseni, former Presidential Adviser on Niger Delta Hon. Kingsley Kuku, Hon. Bakitta Bello and Hon. Saka Lawal.
Others are Rotimi Jegede, Nekan Olateru-Olagbegi, Bamiduro Dada and Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye.
- News 24