Naija News reports that Saturday’s supplementary elections will take place in eighteen (18) states.
According to the document released by Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) on Thursday, the supplementary governorship elections will hold in five states including Bauchi (14 LGAs), Benue (22 LGAs, Plateau (9 LGAs) Kano (29 LGAs) and Sokoto (22 LGAs).
INEC said although an Adamawa state high court directed the suspension of the supplementary election in the state, the exercise will hold for two constituencies for the house of assembly election.
“In Adamawa state, elections will hold in Nassarawo-Binyeri State Constituency of Mayo Belwa LGA, which was countermanded as required by the Electoral Act following the death of a candidate on the eve of the Governorship and State assembly elections held on 9th March 2019,” the document read.
“Supplementary election will also hold in Uba/Gaya State Constituency in Hong LGA. In Bauchi State, supplementary elections will hold in Kirfi State Constituency of Kirfi LGA,” the Commission added.
Below is the list of states, affected LGAs and number of registered voters there:
- Bauchi (one LGA, 1,111 voters)
- Bayelsa (three LGAs, 58,270 voters)
- Benue (nine LGAs, 91,141 voters)
- Ebonyi (three LGAs, 45,905 voters)
- Edo (one LGA, 6,764 voters)
- Ekiti (one LGA, 2,244 voters)
- Kaduna (one LGA, 7,514 voters)
- Adamawa (two LGAs, 49,588 voters)
- Kano (one LGA, 40,821 voters)
- Kogi (three LGAs, 24,637 voters)
- Imo (five LGAs, 118,372 voters)
- Lagos (one LGA, 12,711 voters)
- Nasarawa (four LGAs, 43,874 voters)
- Osun (one LGA, 2,485 voters)
- Plateau (one LGA, 5,501 voters)
- Sokoto (two LGAs, 24,492 voters)
- Taraba (two LGAs, 19,912)
- FCT (four LGAs, 29,796 voters).
In the build-up to the elections, candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, have popped up clearly as top contenders for the office of the governor and representatives of various constituencies in the 18 states
2:29 pm: State: Bauchi LGA: Katagum Ward: Charachara Primary School PU: 013 – Attempted ballot box snatching but community youth resisted. – A few voters are still on the queue.
2:25 pm: State: Bauchi LGA: Kirfi Ward: Bara Central PU: Kofar Sarki/Yaki bara (002) – Sorting of votes is ongoing – At about 11:00am, police intervened and resolved an attempt at ballot box snatching.
2:18 pm: State: Bauchi LGA: Itas/Gadas Ward: Itas Kofar Fada PU: District Head Office (023) – Voting has been concluded – Counting of votes is about to commence.
2.05 pm: State: BAUCHI LGA: MISAU Ward: AJILI GUGULIN PU: 001 Voting has ended and cancellation of remaining ballot papers began.
1.54 pm: State: BAUCHI LGA: DARAZO Ward: Gabarin PU: 001 Voting has ended in the polling unit. INEC officials preparing to commence the counting phase.
1:40 pm: STATE: Kano LGA: Dala WARD: Yalwa PU: 031 INEC officials waiting for voters to show up at the Polling Unit.
1:30 pm: STATE: Bauchi LGA: Itas Gadau WARD: Kofar Fada PU: District head 023 Voting almost concluded. INEC officials and party agents preparing for the counting phase.
1.20 pm: State: Kano LGA: Kura Ward: Kosawa PU: Shinkafi (016) Commencement of counting of votes by INEC presiding officer in the presence of party agents, observers and voters.
1:14pm State: Kano LGA: Dala Ward: Yalwa PU: 037 Voting just ended at the polling unit. Sorting and counting about to commence.
12:51 pm: STATE: Bauchi LGA: Itas Gadau WARD: Unguwar Mati PU: Magama 003 Voting almost concluded. INEC officials and party agents preparing for the counting phase.
1.20 pm: Stae; BAUCHI LGA: KIRFI Ward: BARA PU: 002 Voting going on peacefully in the Polling Unit though crowd are somewhat rowdy.
1:12 pm STATE: Bauchi LGA: Itas Gadau WARD: JANKUDE PU: Bakin Rijiya 015 Voting has ended. Voters waiting for INEC officials to begin the sorting and counting of votes.
12:32 pm: State: Bauchi State LGA: Bogoro PU: Bogoro D Mallar Giji (008) Voting and accreditation ongoing heavy security presence, including local vigilante groups. party agents present.
12:31 pm: State: Bauchi LGA: Darazo Ward: Gabarin Unguwar Sarki PU: Kofar Fada Galadima (001) – No voters on the queue at the moment – Security officials arrested a person found with multiple PVCs.
12:20 pm: State: Bauchi LGA: Jamare Ward: Mamaheta PU: Gidan Jauro (020) – Voting has ended and counting of votes has commenced. – More than 20 policemen present.
12.14pm State: BAUCHI LGA: MISAU Ward: AJILIN/GUGULIN PU: 001 AJILI PRIMARY SCHOOL INEC officiasl waiting for more voters to come and cast their votes.
12:05 pm: STATE: Kano LGA: Dala WARD: Yalwa PU: 031 Voters turnout in the PU has been low as @inecnigeria officials are waiting for more voters to turn out for the election.
12:01 pm: STATE: Bauchi LGA: Toro WARD: Jama’a/zaranda PU: 031 Voting going on smoothly. Smart Card reader working well.
12:00pm State: Bauchi LGA: Jama’a Ward: Jama’a/zaranda PU: 031 INEC waiting for more voters to show up. Environment has been peaceful.
11:55 am: STATE: Bauchi LGA: Itas Gadau WARD: Kopar Fada PU: Magama 023 Voting going on smoothly in the PU. Hugh voter turnout.
11:55 am: State: Bauchi State LGA: Darazo PU: Lanzai unguwar Fada, village head office (001) Voting and accreditation ongoing. Security officials have resolved a rancour that ensued when party agents tried to assist voters to identify party logo on the ballot paper.
11.54 am: State: Plateau LGA: Kanam Ward: Namaran PU: 001 Accreditation and Voting going on peacefully. INEC officials setup polling cubicle in a class to prevent vote buying.
11.53 am: State: BAUCHI LGA: JAMA’ARE Ward: JAMA’ARE \B\”” PU: 010 Officers of the MOPOL Unit police have disrupted the voting process in the PU. Teargas was released to scattered voters while INEC officials & materials have been taken away.
11.29 am: State: BAUCHI LGA: DARAZO Ward: Darazo PU: 026 Kofar jauro Bappah Voting progressing peacefully and security personnel are in control of the crowd situation.
11.20 am: State: BAUCHI LGA: JAMA’ARE Ward: JAMA’ARE \B\”” PU: 010 – JABBORI, JABBORI PRIMARY SCHOOL Voting going on smoothly in the PU. Underage voters however allowed to vote by the INEC presiding officer.
11.15am: State: Plateau LGA: Bassa Ward: Mista Ali A PU: 006 Reg. voters: 20383 Voting going on smoothly. Security personnel present. Party agents from 4 parties also present.
11:13am: State: Bauchi LGA: Darazo Ward: Garin Jauro Bappah PU: 026 – Voting is going on smoothly – 4 policemen and 3 NSCDC officials present.
11:08am: State: Kano State LGA: Nasarawa Ward: Yalwa PU: 037 Voting and accreditation going on peacefully.
11.04am: State: Bauchi LGA: Shira Ward: Languran, Kofar Sarki PU: 028 -Voting is ongoing -Suspected underage voters attempted to vote, but where resisted by the presiding officer -Security personnel are present at the PU.
11.02AM: STATE: PLATEAU LGA: MANGU WARD: MANGU WD1 PU: ANGWAN MADAKI, EKAN4 (018) Accreditation and Voting started by 8.22am in the Polling Unit. Smart Card Reader is working perfectly. Security personnel present.
11.02am: State: Plateau LGA: Jos North Ward: Jenta Adamu PU: 06 Reg. voters: 853 Voting still going on in the Polling Unit. Security personnel present.
10.53am: State: Bauchi LGA: Itas/Gadau Ward: Itas Kofar Fada PU: 023 -Voting is ongoing. -Card readers are working well. -Security personnel are on ground.
10.58am State: Kano LGA: Nasarawa Ward: Gama PU: 006 (GWAGWARWA POLICE STATION I) Domestic observers are presently been harassed by political thugs and prevented from performing their observation duties.
10:48am: State: Bauchi LGA: Ningi Ward: Jango PU: Kofar Mai Unguwa 013 – Voting is ongoing – Security personnel numbering more than 20 (police , NSCDC, NIS) – Card readers are working – Party agents: APC, PDP, PRP, NNPP.
10.48am: State: Sokoto LGA: Gada Ward: Gilbadi PU: 007 Voting commenced as early as 7.45am in the polling unit. Smart Card Readers working efficiently and voters cooperating with INEC officials.
10.47 am: State: Sokoto LGA: Sokoto North Ward: Magajin Gari ward A PU: 001 Voting in progress. Heavy security present.
10.43 am: State: Plateau LGA: Jos North Ward: Tudun Wada PU: 014 The atmosphere is quite tensed as the community are not happy with the heavy presence of security personnel (25 officers).
10.40am: State: Sokoto LGA: Shagari Ward: Gangam PU: 001 Voting going on peacefully in the PU. People with disability and senior citizens given priority by INEC officials.
10.38am: State: Kano LGA: Nasarawa Ward: Gama PU: 035 Massive vote buying by both major political parties in the presence of INEC and police officials.
10.34am: State: Plateau LGA: Barkin Ladi Ward: Rafan PU: 007 Ongoing disagreement between party agents and INEC Presiding officer whether this alleged “underage” voter should be allowed to vote.
10:33am: State: Kano State LGA: Kura Ward: Kosowa PU: Shinkafi 016 Some party agents are trying to interfere with the choice of voters which led to disruption of the electoral process.
10.32am: State: Sokoto LGA: Sokoto North Ward: Magaji Gari A PU: 009 @PoliceNG officers trying to restore calm to the PU due to a serious fighting between voters and party agents trying to disrupt the process.
10:27am: State: Kano LGA: Dala Ward: Goburawa PU: 33 INEC officials just arrived the PU.
10.24am: State: Sokoto LGA: Sokoto North Ward: Magaji Gari B PU: 009 Voting going on but the crowd control needed. Police officers deployed to the PU unable to control the crowd. Persons with disability unable to access the voting cubicle.
10.24am State: Kano LGA: Kura Ward: Dan Hassan PU: Kosawa (009) Voting commenced early in the polling unit and going smoothly INEC officials very professional in their duties.
10:21am State:Plateau State LGA: Bassa Ward: Mista Ali PU: 006 Voting and accreditation ongoing. 4 Security personnel present.
10.15am: State: Sokoto LGA: Sokoto North Ward: Magazine Gari PU: 006 Smart Card Reader has stopped working. PO trying to repair the device.
10:13am: State: Benue LGA: Guma Ward: Ngiev PU: 009 – Voting and accreditation exercise ongoing – Low voters turnout.
10.10am: State: Kano LGA: Karaye Ward: Chede PU: 002 Voting was almost disrupted by some thugs/hoodlums. However, voters in the PU chased them away.
10:05 State: Benue LGA: Makurdi Ward: Modern Market PU: 011 – Arrival of INEC official and material at 7:15am – Voting and accreditation exercise commenced 8:00am – Presence of security personnel.
10:01am State: Bauchi LGA: Darazo Ward:Gabarin Unguwar Sarki, Kofar Fada Galadima PU: 001 – Voting in progress – Security agents preventing observers from taking pictures Police – Party agents are present (APC, PDP & NNPP)
10.01am: State: Sokoto LGA: Yabo Ward: Birnin Ruwa PU: 003 Voting going on peacefully. Heavy presence of security personnel.
10:00am: State: Kano LGA: Dala Ward: Yalwa PU: 037 Accreditation and voting processes going peacefully at the polling unit.
10.08am: State: BAUCHI LGA: KIRFI Ward: BARA PU: 002 Accreditation and voting started by 8.45am and is going on peacefully.
10.02am: State: Plateau LGA: Jos North Ward: Mangoro Jenta PU: 014 Accreditation and voting going on peacefully at the Polling Unit.
9:57 am: State: Bauchi LGA: Toro Ward: Ribina PU: Sala Primary School (019) – Security personnel present (Police, NSCDC, Immigration) – Card Readers are working well – Average voter turn out – APC, PDP, PRP, SDP Party agents are present.
9:55am: State: Benue LGA: Okpokwu Ward: Ojigo PU: 008 – Voting and accreditation exercise ongoing – Large voter turnout with security personnel trying to control the crowd.
9:53am: State: Kano LGA: Tudun Wada Ward: Jita PU: 0022 -The PU doubles as a RAC, materials had to be distributed before accreditation & voting commenced. -Security personnel are present.
9:53am: State: Kano LGA: Nassarawa Ward: Gama PU: 034 -Party agents are campaigning and dissuading voters from voting their choice.
9:53am: State: Bauchi State LGA: Jamare PU: Jabbori Primary School Voting and accreditation ongoing. Security personnel present. Party agents present.
9:39am: State: Kano LGA: Nassarawa Ward: Gama PU: 0034-0036: Party agent arrested for wearing a domestic observer vest and campaigning at the polling unit.
9:20am: State: Benue LGA: Konshisha Ward: Mbaiwarnyam PU: 005 – Voting and accreditation exercise commenced at 9:25am.
9:13am: State: Plateau LGA: Bokkos Ward: Manderken PU: 005 – Accreditation and voting ongoing peacefully – Security present; more than 22 police officials, Civil Defence, Immigration, NDLEA and FRSC as well as 15 party agents present.
9:39 am: Election commences at polling unit 027 WARD 013 Tundun Wada Jos north LGA in Plateau state.
09: 10 am: INEC Officials Attacked in Benue State.
09:01 am: Electoral processes paused at Rimin Gado Local Government Area over alleged thumb printing of ballot boxes by APC.
Naija News Understands that a member of the House of Representatives for Gwale constituency, Garba Disu, arrived the Divisional Police station in Rimin Gado and complained that “ all the ballot boxes have been thumb printed. Both the lawmaker and the people we met accused the APC of the “crime”.
08:35 am: The exercise is ongoing at Sarkin Dutse Polling unit 005 Mallum in Ardo Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State. Voting commenced at exactly 8:00 am with security operatives on the ground to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls.
So far, there is no card reader failure and a total of 1,093 voters are expected to cast their ballot at the polling unit.
08:30 am: PU 12, Ward 11 (Sarkin, Adar, Atiku). Sokoto State.
Although voting started at 8 am, disagreement among the agents of the political parties has stalled the process. The PO says card reader is functioning well. There is a high turnout of voters here but voting space is quite narrow thereby posing the challenge of disorderliness.
08:27 am: Voting commences at PU 003 Magajin Rafi B Ward, Sokoto North LGA.
08:14 am: Very low voter turnout as voting commences at All Saints primary school, Makurdi of Benue State.
8:05 am: Some INEC ad-hoc staff waiting for vehicles to convey them from the RAC Centre at Gama Tudu Primary School in Kano state.
07:53 am: Electorates waiting for the arrival of election materials at Kagadama polling unit in Dass Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State.