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79 Political Parties Submit Names of Presidential Candidates Ahead of 2019 General Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 79 political parties have submitted names of their presidential flag-bearer ahead of the 2019 general elections.

This was disclosed by Chairman of the electoral body, Prof Mahmood Yakubu during a press briefing with journalists at INEC’s headquarters, Maitama, Abuja.

According to Yakubu, aside from the 79 presidential candidates, a total number of 89 parties fielded 1,803 candidates for the 109 senatorial seats and 4,548 for the 350 federal constituencies.

Yakubu promised to provide a comprehensive breakdown of the different candidates and the parties they represent.

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