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A young woman voting

Some states have held elections for a second day following disruptions on Saturday

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Votes are being counted in Nigeria a day after violence and delays marred the governor and states meeting elections in some elements of the nation.

A number of states, together with Lagos, are permitting voting for a second day.

Some 800 candidates are contesting the influential governor and state meeting seats.

The ballot comes three weeks after a contentious presidential election which the opposition allege was rigged in favour of the winner Bola Tinubu.

The previous governor of Lagos, who was the ruling social gathering candidate, received 37% of the vote however Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the second and third-placed candidates, vowed to go to courtroom to problem the end result.

Whereas admitting there had been challenges operating the 25 February ballot, Nigeria’s Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee has dismissed allegations of bias.

The 2 opposition candidates have till 31 March to file a petition difficult the presidential outcomes.

Saturday’s elections had been performed in 28 of Nigeria’s 36 states which weren’t affected by electoral disputes in earlier votes.

Regardless of the police imposing a number of safety measures together with restrictions on car actions, quite a few incidents had been reported on Saturday in Lagos the place some polling stations had been attacked by gangs who additionally snatched poll papers.

Comparable assaults had been additionally reported in Sokoto state within the north-west, Kano within the north, and Port Harcourt within the Niger Delta.

The state of affairs is calmer on Sunday in areas the place the election was postponed to a second day.

Political events see state elections as a strategy to flex their power, as Nigeria’s governors are among the nation’s strongest politicians accountable for multi-million greenback budgets.

Observers are watching to see if Mr Obi’s new Labour Occasion, which has excited hundreds of thousands of younger individuals, can decide up some seats in states dominated by the ruling APC and major opposition PDP. Focus is very on Lagos the place Mr Obi received the state.

The elections have taken place as Nigeria experiences a worsening economic system and value of residing disaster.

A rising insecurity menace pushed by armed teams, together with bandits who kidnap for ransom, has additionally gripped Africa’s most populous nation.

By Maggi

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