Live update of the 2019 Nigeria presidential election on this KikioTolu page.
We would be updating you with happenings across the 36 states of the federation.
Want to know how things are turning on the d day, then this post is for you.
A total of 73 presidential candidates are participating in today’s election. However, the contest is expected to be between incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.
Mr Buhari won the presidential election in 2015, defeating the then incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, with over two million votes. Then, Mr Buhari campaigned on three core mandates of security, anti-corruption and economy. Despite the challenges being witnessed by many Nigerians in those three areas, the president and his supporters argue that he has done well and deserves another four years to continue with his various projects.
Since leaving office as vice president in 2007, Mr Abubakar has been seeking to lead Nigeria. However, on each occasion, he either lost out in the main election (2007) or lost out in the primaries of his party (2011 and 2015). Mr Abubakar has campaigned on three core issues of job creation, improving the economy and restructuring the country. He says he can do better than Mr Buhari as president and that the current government has failed in crucial areas.
Election Update: Maiduguri under attack
Maiduguri is under attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorist, just few hours to the commencement of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, are currently in panic as series of explosions have rocked the city all within ten minutes.
The report claims there have been seven explosions in the city today, the explosions began at around 5:50am and ended a little around 6am.
Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state are said to be worried about their safety, especially with the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to begin in less than two hours.
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Governor Ambode reacts to election, praises INEC
Speaking with newsmen after casting his vote, he said;
” I can observe the election is going on peacefully across the state I am delighted that Lagosians have been very cooperative that we have a peaceful night and ever since morning everywhere has been peaceful.
I commend INEC they have been up to the task and almost all election materials are in place and places where materials have not gotten to obviously they are up to the task and those things are already been done. This election will be peaceful. I pray it will be very successful”
Shocking!!! Already thumb printed ballot brought to polling unit