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Saturday, February 19, 2011

345 candidates seek 31 governorship seats in Nigeria

A total of 345 contestants under the umbrella of various political parties will vie for the 31 governorship seats in the April 2011 elections.

The Peoples Democratic Party is leading the pack with 31 candidates, closely followed by the Action Congress of Nigeria with 29 candidates. The All Nigeria Peoples Party and Congress for Progressive Change follow closely, with each fielding candidates in 25 states.