The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Edo governorship election will be held on September 21, 2024.
Naija News reports that the political space is crowded with over 20 aspirants seeking to succeed Governor Godwin Obaseki, whose second term will end on November 12, 2024.
Three leading parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party (LP), account for all the aspirants jostling to become the next governor of the state.
As of Monday, December 4, 2023, the PDP has four aspirants, the LP has five, and the APC has 12, while more aspirants are expected to join the race in the coming weeks.
The aspirants are made up of old guards and new entrants, while the clamour for the zoning of the governorship ticket to Edo Central may see more aspirants joining the race.
Those aspiring on the APC platform are below.
Col. David Imuse (retd)
Charles Airhiavbere (retd)
Those aspiring on the PDP platform are below
Those aspiring on the LP platform are below
Pastor Azemhen Azena