Today is a Decision in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states as about 5.2 million electorates go to poll today to elect new governors of the three states.
The governorship election held simultaneously in Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi states is going to be a test of might and popularity between the ruling parties and opposition parties in the three states.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 5,169,692 voters collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) out of the 5,409,438 registered voters in the three states.
In Imo State, there are 2,419,922 registered voters, out of which 2,318,919 collected their PVCs, while 101,003 PVCs have not been collected.
In Bayelsa State, there are 1,056,862 registered voters, out of which 1,017,613 collected their PVCs, while 39,249 PVCs remained uncollected.
For Kogi State, 1,833,160 out of 1,932,654 registered voters collected their PVCs, leaving 99,494 PVCs uncollected.
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While Governor Hope Uzodimma (Imo) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Douye Diri (Bayelsa) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are seeking reelection, 18 candidates are jostling to succeed incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello in Kogi State.
The Imo State governorship poll based on permutations from different quarters is going to be a three-horse race between Governor Hope Uzodimma of APC, and Samuel Anyanwu of PDP Athan Achonu of the Labour Party.
Governor Douye Diri’s reelection is being challenged by the immediate Minister of State for Petroleum and ex-Governor Timipre Sylva, who is the APC candidate in today’s contest.
Kogi governorship race based on political permutations is between Usman Ododo (APC), Dino Melaye (PDP), Muri Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).