Fourteen parties will challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship seat of Lagos State in 2023.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos, there are 18 political parties in Nigeria.
INEC published this as part of the details of candidates and political parties contesting the number one seat in the state.
The political parties contesting the Lagos governornship election in 2023 are APC, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Accord Party (A), African Action Congress (AAC) and African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Also contesting are: African Democratic Party (ADP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Labour Party (LP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), National Rescue Movement (NRM), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Young Progressive Party (YPP).
Others are: Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Action Peoples Party (APP) and Boot Party (BP).
396 candidates of different parties would also be contesting for the 40 seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Section 29 of the Electoral Act provided that the publication must be made by INEC within seven days of receipt of form from political parties at the constituency where the candidate intended to contest the election.
The publication on Friday indicated that 16 out of the 18 political parties would participate in the state house of assembly election in 2023.
Only the APC, PDP, Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party and ADP fielded candidates for all the 40 seats in the state parliament.
Political parties that fielded candidates in at least 10 of the 40 state constituencies for the house of assembly election were: AA (38) , AAC (20), ADC (37), BP (34), and SDP (36).
The statistics showed that APP and NRM fielded candidate in nine state constituencies each while YPP, PRP, Accord and APM fielded candidates in five, four, three and one state constituencies respectively.
Meanwhile, the Action Alliance (AA), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and People’s Redemption Party (PRP) did not have governorship candidate in the publication.Similarly, APGA and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) did not have candidates for the state house of assembly elections.
INEC published the personal particulars of candidates nominated by their political parties for the 2023 governorship and state assembly elections in all the constituencies nationwide.