Out of that figure, 178 were of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while only 7 had purchased on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yet.
According to the state publicity director of the APC, John Ikwulono, 134 candidates bought forms for chancellorship and 34 for chairmanship positions.
The PDP state publicity secretary, Bemgba Iortyom also confirmed that 5 candidates purchased forms for chancellorship and 2 for chairmanship.
Among the aspirants are James Oche (Ado), John Uttuh (Otukpo) and many others.
He however said many of their members had indicated interest and will be purchasing their forms in the next few days.
Chairman of the Labour Party in the state, Engr Ochai Ogebe promised to make their figures public in due course.
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