Governorship/ state assemblies elections

3 days ago

In Kano…

Accreditation and voting ongoing at the Polling Unit 033, Balarabe Haladu, Diso Charanchi Ward, Gwale LGA, Kano State.

Voting in Lagos

Voting ongoing at PU 007 off Bayo Oyewale, Ago Palace Way, Lagos.

No BVAS configuration in Sokoto

At PU 027 Aliu Kyari, BVAS yet to be configure by the presiding officer. Only one policeman is seen controlling the crowd

Voting materials destroyed in Bayelsa

Voting materials for Ogbia wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 under Constituency 2, Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa State, carted away or destroyed.

Governor Douye Diri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, condemned the act and urged the IGP and Bayelsa CP to restore peace in the area

In Warri South …

Warri South INEC Office: Materials left yesterday, while sensitive materials left early today. Everything in calm.

In Lagos …

At Ward 025, Ago-Palace, the process begins.

Scores injured as APC, PDP supporters clash in Oyo

Several people were, in the early hours of Saturday, injured when supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, clashed in Ward 7, Ibarapa East East, Oyo State.

According to reports, trouble started when some suspected supporters of PDP allegedly attacked a bus carrying some people to the election ground.

In a reprisal attack, some supporters of APC were said to have traced the leaders of the attackers to their hideout where a free-for-all ensued, leaving many people wounded.

At least, one of the wounded was said to be on danger list at an undisclosed hospital in the town.

As of the time of filing this report, efforts to contact the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, to comment on the matter, proved abortive, as calls placed across to him were not answered.

Mobilisation by ringing bells in Lagos …

Early arrival of INEC officials in some polling units in Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa, Isolo areas of Lagos.

They arrived as early as 7.45a.m.

However, the polling units were scanty as voters were yet to arrive.

Some parties agents had to ring bells around the community, calling on residents to come out and vote.

Voting begins in Kebbi …

Voting has began at PU 016, Aliero Housing Estate, Birnin Kebbi.

The BVAS machines are working well. So far.

In Rivers, material arrives Ward 7, Obio/Akpor

All electoral materials arrived Rumuaghorlu Ward 7, Unit 2 at 8a.m., but no voter sight.

As early as 7a.m., electoral material left Registration Area Centre (RAC) 07, Rumuokoro in Obio/Akpor.

INEC ready in Enugu

Election materials and INEC staff arrived Obiagu Primary School extension polling units, Enugu State at about 8:05a.m.

In Akwa Ibom …

Electoral officers arrived at Ward 2 Unit 22, Uyo Urban by Asutan Street. But voters yet to arrive. By Chioma Onuegbu

Preparations in Kebbi State

INEC officials and materials arrive PU 016, Aliero Housing Estate, Birnin Kebbi. By Haruna Aliyu

In Ughelli, Delta State …

Ongoing distribution of polling materials at Ughelli RAC Centre.

Soldiers in charge of security in Sokoto …

The Nigerian Army has taken over the security of Sokoto Metropolis as election commences.

No police checkpoints anywhere in the metropolis.

Army in Armoured Personnel Carriers are seen patrolling Sokoto town with soldiers armed to the teet

Election materials arrive early at Uyo polling units

By Chioma Onuegbu

Electoral officers were spotted at some polling units within Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, as early as 7:30a.m.

Some of them were seen at Uyo Urban Ward 21 and Unit 12 pasting voters’ list.

This is even as only few voters are seen at the polling units, unlike during the presidential and National Assembly polls, when electorate arrived their polling units as early as 7a.m.

Personnel, materials on the move in Aboh Mbaise

Movement of ad hoc personnel and materials to pulling units in Aboh Mbaise. By Chidi Nkwopar

Owerri North

Owerri North ad hoc staff set to move. But for almost one hour no security personnel to escort them.

In Delta…

Polling materials left RAC Centre and arrived at the Ward 1/5, Otovwodo unit 3, Ughelli North LGA of Delta State at 7.35am

Security agents start off well in Lagos

In Lagos State, security agents are at alert. Pass (of whatever kind) is not enough to see you through.

You have to step out of your car for checks.

If you want to die, disrupt this election — Police

”Anybody that wants to disrupt the system should be ready to die, and anybody that wants to die should come out and disrupt the system.

“If you love your life, keep away, cast your vote, go home and wait for the result.”

That was the warning from the Police.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the South-East, John Amadi, issued the warning yesterday in Umuahia.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police, South-East, John Amadi


Good morning to you and welcome to Vanguard, the dependable news source. Today is the governorship and states’ houses of assembly elections. Earlier scheduled for March 11, it was postponed to today, March 18.

We’ll, as usual, bring you live updates on the elections from across the country, in exciting briefs, pictures and videos.

Voters will be electing new governors and their deputies in 28 states and representatives for 993 state houses of assembly constituencies in the 36 states.

Two other elections will hold. One is the Enugu East senatorial district election, while the second is the Esan Central/Esan West/Igueben federal constituency of Edo State. They are not supplementary but main elections that could not be held earlier.

Governorship elections are not holding in Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Osun and Ondo, as polls to the offices of governors of the states are held off-cycle and not part of the general election.

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