Today, voters in the states of Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa will cast ballots in their off-cycle elections to choose the next governors.
The South East, South South, and North Central areas of Nigeria are included in these elections.
The current leaders in Imo and Bayelsa are running for reelection, and Kogi State will choose a new governor.
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will work to hold onto power in Bayelsa State, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeks to hold onto power in the states of Kogi and Imo.
Ever since 1999, Bayelsa has been a bastion of the PDP. In 2019, a Supreme Court ruling caused the province to lose its power, but it soon regained it.
Major opponents of Governor Douye Diri, who is seeking reelection under the PDP, include Udengs Eradiri of the Labour Party (LP) and former governor Timipre Sylva of the APC.
After serving two terms as governor by constitutional decree, Kogi State’s people will choose a new state leader.
The incumbent’s chosen candidate, Ododo Usman Ahmed of the APC, faces off against three other candidates: Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dino Melaye of the PDP, and Murtala Yakubu Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, in Imo has approved 17 candidates for the gubernatorial election scheduled for today.
Athan Achonu of the Labour Party, Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Governor Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in the lead.
As events develop, DAILY POST will offer scenario updates from these states.
Kogi observes materials and INEC personnel arriving late to polling places.
INEC representatives arrived at voting places in certain sections of the state late for the Kogi off-cycle governorship election.
The majority of locations in and around Lokoja City saw delayed arrivals of personnel and supplies.
Materials and officials were supposed to arrive at their voting places by 6:00 a.m., according to an announcement made by INEC.