160 chairmanship and 1,266 councillorship candidates have been screened by the Ogun State Independent electoral commission (OGSIEC) for the October 8 council polls.
The agency screening committee chairman, Mutiu Agboke, who announced this to newsmen in Abeokuta, said the candidates were presented by 17 of the political parties in the state, including the two PDP factions.
The ruling APC tops the list of the candidates who were screened with 57 chairmanship and 349 councillorship candidates.
Others were 47 chairmanship candidates for Bayo Dayo PDP faction, 30 for Sikirulahi Ogundele PDP faction, 17 for UDP, 16 for UPN, while two each is for the accord party, ad, FDP and UPP.
Agboke said OGSIEC would produce a comprehensive list of the candidates who will contest the polls, after considering the cases of aspirants who missed the screening exercise for one reason or the other.