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Nigerians Elect Governors, State Lawmakers

Nigerians Elect Governors, State Lawmakers

Welcome to our live coverage of the governorship and state assemblies elections holding across Nigeria.

Note that only 29 out of the 36 states in Nigeria will be electing new governors today as there wont be elections in 7 states which are Osun, Ekiti, Edo, Anambra, Kogi, Ondo and Bayelsa.

However, House of Assembly elections will be conducted in all 36 states of the federation.

President Muhammadu Buhari and wife, Aisha cast their vote at 8.01am in Daura.

Below are our LIVE coverage of the elections

2.00pm: Sorting and counting have commenced in most centres

12:23pm: Some hoodlums in fake police and army uniforms scared away voters at the polling units opposite Bishop Delisle Catholic Cathedral in Lokoja

12:12pm: Low voter turnout in Lagos generally as voting ends in most parts of the state.

11.58am: Generally, it has been very peaceful, people are managing the issues. We had a card reader issue here and it was resolved, APC governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu says as he casts his vote.

11.56am: APC chieftain and former governor of Lagos state Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu casts his ballot at Unit 047, Ikeja Ward 3, at Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa Ikeja-Lagos.

11.47am: Two persons have been seriously injured at a polling unit in Afiesere community, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.

11:32am: Okorocha’s anointed Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance (AA) casts his vote with his wife at PU 004, Umuwuoke Hall, Eziama-Obaire Ward 10, Imo State.

11:27am: Crowd hails Senate President Bukola Saraki as he casts his vote at Ajikobi Ward, Unit 006, Ilorin West LGA.

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11.18am: Voting commences at Ward 06, PU023 inside Agbalajobi Estate, Ogba-Ikeja, Lagos.

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11.13am: Some alleged underaged voted spotted in Jos

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Some underaged voters spotted in Jos

11am: In Oyo: At Ibadan South West, ward 10, PU19, a party agent is seen directing people to vote for APC. We understand that as an agent, he could get between N5000 to N7000 while the voters get N500 to N1000.

10: 55am: A man has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin zonal office, for sharing money to voters at unit 7, Kwara State College of Education in Ilorin.

10:22am: EFCC operatives intercept bags of cash meant for vote-buying. In an attempt to arrest the culprit, some thugs attacked operatives and vandalised the bus used for patrol At North Bank Area, Makurdi, Benue State,

10:15am: Obasanjo casting his vote at Ward 11, unit 22, Totoro/Sokori, Abeokuta North, Ogun State… On Saturday.

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9:30am: PU 15 Ward 8, Obio Akpor LGA of Rivers State.

Voting exercise is ongoing smoothly, though the turnout, at the time of observation, is very low.

9:28am: In Sokoto state, voters are upset as the card reader is not working at PU008, Magagingirin, Sokoto north LGA

9:24am: Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue casts his vote, thanks INEC for timely process. Benue has recorded a very large turn out so far. “People are enthusiastic to cast their votes,” he said.

9.10am: Accreditation about to begin at the Polling Unit 19, Okunnu, Lateef Jakande, Ikoyi where the Lagos APC Governorship Candidate Babajide Sanwoolu is expected to cast his vote.

9.03am: No INEC official on ground at Ward 06, PU023 inside Agbalajobi Estate, Ogba-Ikeja, Lagos.

8:31am: Voters troop out en masse for Guber, state Assembly election in Kano

8:21am: Corp members protest unpaid wages at the Lagos Registration Centre in Ejigbo.

8:02am: President Muhammadu Buhari arrives polling unit 003 Kofar Baru III, Gidan Niyam, Daura, Katsina State to cast his vote along with his wife Aisha.

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8:00am INEC polling officials and security agents already at their polling centres waiting for commencement time at Ogbomosho South, Anambra East & West LGA in Anambra State and Etsako West RA04 PU 002 respectively.

7.35am Yola voters forming a queue as of and ready to cast their ballot

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