The name of the former lawmaker representing Rivers south east senatorial district, Magnus Abe is missing in the list of governorship candidates published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The list released by the electoral body at its office in Rivers State listed African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate, Ibraye Tonte and Action Alliance (AA), Somiari Victor as the youngest governorship candidates in the state.
Siminialayi Fubara was listed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, while Tonye Cole is contesting under the All Progressives Congress.
Fingesi Tamie is contesting under the Action Democratic Party, with Cookey Sophia running on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
African Action Congress (AAC) has Dada Obele Joseph Ngechu as its governorship candidate, with Pronen Maurice listed as the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the platform where Abe had been speculated to emerge.
Other candidates include Dumo Lulu-Briggs for Accord Party, Accord, Faye-Ofori Churchill of Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Nwanze Michael (Boot Party), Ex-Militant Leader, Sobomabo Jackrich (National Rescue Movement) and Action Peoples Party (APP) Gborogbosi Gabriel.