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Governorship Election: Anxiety, tension as candidates, Nigerians anticipate results across 28 states


TENSION and anxiety have filled the air across 28 states and 993 state House of Assembly constituencies as Nigerians, candidates and electoral observers anticipate the Saturday, March 18 governorship and House of Assembly election results.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the electronic transmission of both the gubernatorial and Assembly results to its results viewing portal (IREV), and voters are anxiously expecting the commission to make the results public.

    The 28 governorship elections were held in Abia, Bauchi, Kwara, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Borno, Delta, River, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun Kaduna, Plateau, Oyo, Zamfara, Yobe, Sokoto, Adamawa, Taraba, Kano, JIgawa, Gombe, Enugu, Katsina, Ebonyi and Kebbi states.

    Eleven governors are seeking reelection, while 17 others have exhausted their limit of two terms, having been sworn in on May 29, 2015.

    The governors bidding for a second term are Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, Muhammad Inuwa of Gombe State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Babagana Zulum of Borno State.

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