Today across Nigeria, many states of the federation are electing their governors and state house of assembly representatives.
Upsets likely as 28 states elect governors today
Following the unexpected win by opposition parties in some states during the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections, Vantage News predicts there may be a repeat in today’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections in most parts of the country.
While the House of Assembly election will hold in the 36 states of the federation, the governorship poll will hold in only 28 states as the eight other states – Osun, Ekiti, Kogi, Bayelsa, Anambra, Edo, Ondo and Imo – have off-season elections.
In states like Lagos, Abia, Oyo, Rivers, Enugu, Benue, Sokoto, Bauchi, Delta, Kano, Kaduna and Plateau, where opposition parties defeated the governing parties in the presidential election, our correspondents gathered that there was an uneasy calm among members of the ruling parties over who would win the governorship poll.
We’ll bring you live updates on the elections from across the country, in exciting briefs, pictures and videos.
Voters will be electing new governors and their deputies in 28 states and representatives for 993 state houses of assembly constituencies in the 36 states.
Two other elections will hold. One is the Enugu East senatorial district election, while the second is the Esan Central/Esan West/Igueben federal constituency of Edo State. They are not supplementary but main elections that could not be held earlier.
Governorship elections are not holding in Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Osun and Ondo, as polls to the offices of governors of the states are held off-cycle and not part of the general election.
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