It no longer news that two major political parties in Nigeria; the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been taking the lead in the politics of the country as a whole.
Naija News reports that although 32 political parties are fielding candidates in Saturday’s governorship election in Gombe State, the battle is as usual between the ruling PDP in the state and the major opposition, APC.
Going by the result of the presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 23 in the state, one may say that the APC may eventually clinch the governorship seat in Gombe by defeating the PDP which has ruled the state consecutively for 16 years.
According to the spokesperson of the PDP campaign in Gombe, Dahiru Kera, Mr Nafada has more experience in governance compared to the APC candidate.
Would the experience of the PDP’s candidate count or would the people of Gombe elect a new face even aside the regular APC and PDP candidates?
The election is expected to hold in the 11 local government areas of the state which include; Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Funakaye, Gombe, Kaltungo, Kwami, Nafada, Shongom, and Yamaltu/Deba
Naija News’s Akoh Godday is on ground to bring to you, insightful live updates as the people of the state troop out in their large numbers to cast their votes for the candidates of their preferred choice come Saturday.
Follow our live updates here and don’t forget to refresh your browser always for fresh updates as we wish the people of Sokoto a peaceful election.
8:00 am: Voting Commence In Gombe
The Governorship and State House of Assembly elections commenced at exactly 8 a.m in many parts of Gombe State.
The turnout of voters in some parts of the state are impressive as voters who came out in their large numbers were cited in their respective polling units as early as 6 am.
Source: Naija News