Results of the ongoing governorship and State House of AssemblySupplementary elections in Nigeria have started coming in from different polling units in the country.
Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the governorship and House of Assembly supplementary elections at exactly 8 am on Saturday, March 23, amidst tight security.
The governorship election is taking place in 5 states while the state assembly polls held in eighteen (18) states.
According to the document released by INEC on Thursday, the supplementary governorship elections took place in five states including Bauchi (14 LGAs), Benue (22 LGAs, Plateau (9 LGAs) Kano (29 LGAs) and Sokoto (22 LGAs).
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.