ISSUES AHEAD OF GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS

In Politics 2019-03-05 09:47:37
ISSUES AHEAD OF GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS
ISSUES AHEAD OF GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS

What to expect as governorship elections draw near

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is bracing up to conduct governorship elections in Nigeria on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

 

Here are some of the issues surrounding this exercise. For one thing, only 29 States out of Nigeria’s 36, will be electing governors on March 9, 2019.

 

Seven states will not vote for governors because their elections took place “off season”. This means elections in these seven states hold at different times in different months of different years; not this week. The states are Osun, Ekiti, Edo, Anambra, Kogi, Ondo, Bayelsa, and FCT Abuja.

 

Also, State House of Assembly Elections will be conducted in all 36 States on March 9, 2019. INEC is expected to conduct elections in 68 constituencies.

 

Wemimo tackles the issues further on Morning Crossfire. Watch below: