Election:- We are awaiting the results of the 28 State nationwide governorship election.
Once the final results are announced, supporters of the various candidates and political parties are tense.
The current and departing governors are all on edge as they consider what may ultimately happen to their political careers.
The PDP and the APC, two major political parties, have candidates running in all 28 states on Saturday, but they will have to put in more effort to win some of those states where the Labour Party, LP, has candidates.
Akan Udofia is the APC candidate in Akwa Ibom. There are also the following states: Aishatu Dairu Binani from Adamawa Sadique Abubakar, from Bauchi Uba Sani from Kaduna, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe Ovie Omo-Agege of the Delta, Babagana Zulum of Borno, Bassey Otu of the Cross River, Umar Namadi, Jigawa Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna from Kano Ogbonna Nwifuru of Ebonyi, Uche Nnaji is from Enugu. Dikko Umaru Radda is from Katsina. Nasiru Idris from Kebbi, Abdul Rahman AbdulRazaq from Kwara Dapo Abiodun, from Ogun Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa Netanwe Yilwatda, Plateau Tonye Cole from Rivers, Mala Buni from Yobe, Muhammad Bello from Zamfara, and Teslim Folarin from Oyo.
The PDP candidates running across the nation are Umaru Fintiri in Adamawa; Okechukwu Ahiwe in Abia. Akwa Ibom native Umo Bassey. Bauchi’s Ibrahim Mohammed Benue native Titus Uba Borno’s Mohamed Ali Jafari, Delta County Sheriff Oborevwori Enugu’s Peter Mbah Gombe Muhammad Barde Jigawa, Mustapha Sule-Lamido Kaduna’s Isa Ashiru Kudan Kano, Muhammed Abacha Aminu Bande-Kebi Kwara’s Abdullah Yahman and Lagos’ Abdul-Azeez Adediran. Nassarawa resident David Ombugadu Seyi Makinde from Oyo, Segun Sowunmi from Ogun Caleb Mutfwang – Plateau, Rivers’ Siminialayi Fubara, and Sokoto’s Sa’adu Umar.
Nonetheless, the LP has strong challengers in several states, like Chijioke Edeoga in Enugu, Alex Otti in Abia, and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour in Lagos.
According to the report, the exercise saw voter indifference in every state of the federation, a situation attributed to the results of the presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 25.
Several ardent supporters nevertheless made it a point of duty to leave for the exercise.
The election was largely peaceful in a few States but violent in other others.
Some of the states where thuggery and shootings took center stage include Lagos, Delta, Benue, Osun, Niger, Rivers, Bayelsa, Abia, Kaduna, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo, among others.
The results of the polls are still too close to call in the majority of States as of the time this report was filed.
The incumbent governors are anticipated to win in the states of Lagos, Kwara, and Oyo. However, the incumbent PDP is reportedly having trouble in the states of Enugu, Abia, and Benue, where the LP, APGA, and APC, respectively, are currently leading the polls. Ogun State’s Dapo Abiodun is still unsure about his chances of winning.
It’s a toss-up between the APC, APGA, and PDP for Ebonyi State. But, the Governor David Umahi-led APC administration is being accused by the two opposition parties of stealing election materials.
In Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike is reportedly successful in his efforts to appoint a successor, despite protests from the former transport minister Rotimi Amaechi, who claimed that the APC was in a race with the PDP, INEC, and police. He continued by saying that the nation’s governance was utterly ineffective.
One of the states of importance, Kaduna, is still up for grabs, and the PDP has accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai of widespread vote buying.
The election of governors-elect would have ended weeks of angst and stress in the following hours across the 28 States.