NewsNigeriaPolitics837 Candidates Battle For 28 Governorship Seats

Eight hundred and thirty-seven (837) governorship candidates on different political party platforms will contest the governorship seats in the 28 states tomorrow (Saturday).

Similarly, 10,240 others will contest for 993 State Assembly seats in 1,021 constituencies across the country.

Out of the 28 states where elections will hold, 17 serving governors have completed their second term in office including that of Taraba, Benue, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Cross River, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Kebbi, Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Plateau and Niger States.

In the same vein, 11 others are seeking re-election, including Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Kwara, Zamfara, Gombe, Nasarawa, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, and Bauchi States.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation from 12 am to 6 pm tomorrow in all states where elections will be conducted.

This is contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, however, said the directive excludes essential workers such as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), electoral observers, accredited media, and observers, ambulances responding to medical emergencies, and firefighters.

The statement excluded the FCT from the directive as no election will be conducted in the territory.

IGP Baba urged Nigerians to conduct themselves peacefully and be law-abiding during and after the elections and assured them that all necessary security arrangements had been made to ensure peaceful elections.

The statement, however, said the IGP has banned all security aides attached to VIPs and escorts from following them to polling booths and collation centers on Election Day.

It also stated that the IGP also stopped states and privately owned security outfits from engaging in election security.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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