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10 Important Facts About Saturday’s Elections

What you should know about March 9 governorship and state assemblies elections

The governorship and state assemblies elections will hold nationwide, on March 9
The governorship and state assemblies elections will hold nationwide, on March 9

In this special Q&A, we share with you a list of important things about Saturday’s governorship and state house of assembly elections:

Which state has the highest number of contestants for the governorship of March 9?

Rivers State: 64 candidates

Which state has the lowest number of contestants for the governorship election?

Yobe: 13

In how many states will the governorship election not take place on March 9?

The governorship election will not hold in seven out of the 36 states. The states include: Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, and Kogi State.

How many first-term governors will not stand for re-election in Saturday’s election?

Just one. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos.

How many state houses of assembly seats are up for grab?

There are 987 house of assembly seats spread across the 36 states of the country.

Which state has the highest number of house of assembly seats?

Lagos and Kano State have highest. They both have 40 seats.

Which state has the lowest number of house of assembly seats?

Ebonyi State. It has just seven seats.

How many states are presently under the control of APC, PDP and APGA?

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is in control of 23 states; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 12 States; while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), controls just one state.

Which state had the lowest number of voter turnout in the presidential election?

Lagos State, with 17.25 per cent.

Which state had the highest number of voter turnout in the presidential election?

Jigawa State, with 55.67 per cent.

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