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Nigerians vote amid rising tensions

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Weeks after presidential elections Nigerians returned to the polls on Saturday to choose governors for 28 out of 36 states throughout the nation.

The election takes place as stress rise weeks after the ruling get together, APC, gained a presidential ballot that the two predominant opposition events alleged was marred by fraud.

“From the final presidential election, issues went dangerous, however I imagine issues have been put in place to make sure that there can be no… poll stealing, I suppose”, mentioned voter in Lagos, Emaka Amaka

All eyes are on Lagos after final month’s victory by Labour Occasion candidate Peter Obi induced a stir after profitable most votes on February twenty fifth.

The Lagos race pits incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu (APC) in opposition to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (LP) and the primary opposition’s candidate Olajide Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP).

The Labour Occasion candidate for Lagos state governor is hopeful of change.

“This election is a battle for the soul of Lagos, is a battle the place we wish to put in a authorities for the those that works for the individuals and is concentrated and centred on the pursuits of the individuals, not present state seize that has occurred in Lagos for the final 24 years”, denounced Gbadebo Rhodes, Lagos State Governor candidate with the Labour Occasion.

A decisive consider Saturday’s vote can be turnout. 

Turnout on the final presidential election was the bottom within the nation’s historical past.