The name of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State is missing in INEC’s list of candidates contesting for the governorship of the state.
The list which was displayed at the office of INEC showed Manir Dan’iya as the governorship candidate of the PDP.
Dan’iya is the immediate past Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development.
However, some sources have said Tambuwal would replace Dan’iya in the final list of candidates that would be released by INEC on January 31, 2019.
When contacted, the PDP state Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma, said there was “no cause for alarm” as there was still time for substitution.
According to the particulars pasted by INEC, 34 candidates will contest for the governorship in Sokoto, but a source within the commission said the candidates were up to 50.
“There are more candidates and their credentials would be displayed this week,” he assured.
Daily Trust learnt that among the candidates is Hajiya Salamatu Isa Abdullahi who is contesting on the banner of the Progressives Party Alliance (PPA).
Meanwhile, the Sokoto State Government has applauded the responses of registered voters to the ongoing “clean up” exercise by INEC in the state.
A statement signed by Akibu Dalhatu, the Special Adviser, Public Enlightenment and Mobilisation to Governor Tambuwal, said a monitoring committee was set up to work with executives of the party at various levels towards ensuring awareness among the voters.