Ahead of Governorship Polls
Nigeria News takes a look at the preparation ahead of today’s governorship elections.
The patronage is high at the motor parks. Nigerians are set to elect their governors. It has been four years of expectations. There is voter’s apprehension in many of the states.
Seven of the 36 states are not going to participate in today’s election.
They had their elections off-seasons due to previous litigations that staggered the polls’ timetable in those periods.
However, the 29 other states are set to for the election. As at Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) began the movement of
In Akwa Ibom, one of the INEC offices was razed by
The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi said that the commission is ready to conduct a credible election. He also noted that the INEC had provided space for the physically challenged voters to cast their ballot.
In Lagos, the state government has allayed the threat of hooligans who
While the political campaigns have stopped since Thursday, social media ranting has continued. Millions of Nigerians are making cases for their candidates. In Rivers, there is no
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has deployed a high number of law enforcement agents and soldiers to maintain peace during the election. All is set as the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar also released a video clip via his twitter handle calling on Nigerians to vote for the party governorship candidates.
The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) does not support the use of soldiers during
During the week, the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has a meeting with party members, including canvassers and mobilisers to touch the nooks and crannies of Lagos.
While speaking at the party secretariat at ACME road, Ogba, Tinubu promised to present gifts to the
For the Lagos PDP governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, Saturday
No doubt, Agbaje had done a lot in terms of the campaign, the overwhelming financial capacity of those behind the APC candidate, Babajide
Sanwo-Olu’s public rating was low in the early stage of his campaign but he had suddenly found his voice, using the right language to address
He has concentrated more on how he will tackle the problem of traffic and transportation, education and health.