About 299 candidates across various political parties in Lagos State are jostling for the National Assembly seats in the 2019 general elections.

Information from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos revealed that 50 candidates are contesting for the three Lagos senatorial seats across 25 political parties in the state.

Similarly, 249 candidates across 30 political parties are contesting the state’s 24 seats in the House of Representatives.

A breakdown of the list showed that the Lagos West senatorial district has the highest contenders of 22 candidates, while Lagos East and Lagos Central had 15 and 13 contestants respectively.

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Political parties that fielded candidates in Lagos West are: Accord, AA, ADP, AAC, ADC, APC, AD, ANP, APM, CAP, DPP, GPN, MPN, NCP, ND, PDP, PPN, PRP, PT, PPC, UDP and YPP.

Political parties that fielded candidates in Lagos East are: Accord, ACD, AAC, ADC, APC, AD, CAP, DPP, ID, MPN, PDP, PPN, PT and PPC. While in Lagos Central, the following parties fielded candidates: Accord, ACD, ADC, APC, ANP, FJP, ID, LM, MPN, PDP and PT.

For the House of Representatives seats, out of the 30 political parties participating, only PDP, APC and ADC fielded candidates in all the 24 federal constituencies while others did not.

INEC's timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections indicated that publication of personal particulars of candidates (CF001) for the Presidential and National Assembly elections should have been made on October 25.

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