The final list of candidates for the governorship elections in Oyo state has been released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), InsideOyo.com reports.
The list which contains names/candidates for the Governorship/State House of Assembly Elections was pasted at both INEC State office and Local Government Area offices.
This was made known in a release by INEC Administrative Secretary, Biodun Onikate-Amosu, on Tuesday.
According to the release, he stated this during a Stakeholder Meeting with Security Agencies and Eighteen (18) Political Party Representatives at INEC State office, in Ibadan.
He said pasted names would serve as precursor to the commencement of campaign activities slated for 12th October 2022, adding that, campaign activities for the Presidential/National Assembly Elections have already begun on 28th September 2022 accordingly.
Governor Seyi Makinde on the platform of PDP will slug it out with candidates of 15 other parties in the March 11, 2023 election in the state.
According to the final list of candidates released by INEC, those to contest with the governor are Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord, Teslim Folarin of APC, Ajekiigbe Lateef of AA, Akinwale Tawfiq of Labour Party (LP) and Popoola Olukayode of the NNPP.
Others are Okedara Mojeed (AAC), Ajadi Bamidele (ADC), Yusuf Akim (ADP), Adeshina Adewale (APGA), Adeniran Adeyemi (APM) and Yinusa Kazeem (AAP).
The list is completed with Okunade Tunde, Boot Party; Adegboyega Raymond, National Rescue Movement; Micheal Lana, Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Euba Aduragbemi of the Young Progressive Party.
Published alongside the names of the 16 governorship candidates are the names of their running mates.
A scrutiny of the list shows that Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) have no candidates for the governorship election in Oyo State