Nigerians vote amid rising tensions

Nigerians vote amid rising tensions

Weeks after presidential elections Nigerians returned to the polls on Saturday to select governors for 28 out of 36 states throughout the nation.

The election takes place as stress rise weeks after the ruling occasion, APC, gained a presidential ballot that the two fundamental opposition events alleged was marred by fraud.

“From the final presidential election, issues went dangerous, however I consider issues have been put in place to make sure that there will likely be no… poll stealing, I suppose”, stated voter in Lagos, Emaka Amaka

All eyes are on Lagos after final month’s victory by Labour Celebration candidate Peter Obi brought about a stir after successful most votes on February twenty fifth.

The Lagos race pits incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu (APC) in opposition to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (LP) and the principle opposition’s candidate Olajide Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP).

The Labour Celebration candidate for Lagos state governor is hopeful of change.

“This election is a battle for the soul of Lagos, is a battle the place we need to put in a authorities for the those that works for the folks and is concentrated and centred on the pursuits of the folks, not present state seize that has occurred in Lagos for the final 24 years”, denounced Gbadebo Rhodes, Lagos State Governor candidate with the Labour Celebration.

A decisive consider Saturday’s vote will likely be turnout. 

Turnout on the final presidential election was the bottom within the nation’s historical past.

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