By Ibrahim Abdul
The Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission, (ADSIEC), has cleared 51 chairmanship candidates fielded by six political parties ahead of December 7, local government elections.
ADSIEC Information Officer, Mr Innocent Daniel, made this known while briefing newsmen in Yola.
Daniel said the other parties only fielded candidates for councillorship positions.
He named the six parties as -Action Alliance (AA), Africa Democratic Congress (ADC), All Progressives Congress APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD).
Daniel said screening of all candidates had been concluded and the list of those cleared pasted at the commission’s headquartres and Local Government offices.
He, however, could not confirm whether some candidates were disqualified after the screening.
The cleared candidates will contest for 21 chairmanship and 226 councillorship seats in the poll.
They are; All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Alliance for Social Democracy (ASD), Kowa Party, Young Progressiveness Party (YPP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Allied Progressives Movement (APM).
All the candidates vying for chairmanship positions according to the result of screening exercise released by ADSIEC, have successfully passed the screening and were duly cleared.
The result also indicated that some of the political parties fielded candidates for chairmanship at least one or few local governments.
The parties are; Action Alliance (Mubi North), ADC (Ganye, Gombi, Numan, Shelleng and Yola North), SDP (Numan and Guyuk), MRDD (Hong), while APC and PDP fielded 21 Candidates meaning that their parties have candidates in all the 21 LGAs of the state.