Reports of violence as Nigeria elects new governors – KESQ

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Millions of Nigerians returned to the polls for gubernatorial elections after a disputed presidential election last month. New governors were elected for 28 of Nigeria’s 36 states on Saturday, as the political opposition continues to reject the victory of President-elect Bola Tinubu. Observers reported incidents of voter intimidation, vote buying and attacks in battleground states, including the economic hub of Lagos. Tinubu’s All Progressives Congress party is trying to hold on to the governor’s office there. A voter in Enugu state said people were offered as little as 200 naira ($0.43) to vote for a certain candidate. Almost 90 million voters are registered for the gubernatorial elections, although analysts fear a low turnout.


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