Bauchi states resident will today determine who would pilot the affairs of the state for the next four years. The state governor Aminu Masari is seeking re-election under the banner of the All Progressives Congress while his major contender Senator Yakubu Lado is using the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to launch his gubernatorial bid.
The state is relatively a one-party state with the APC holding sway. High profile defections such as that of ex-Deputy Governor Abdullahi Faskari has weakened PDP’s capacity in the state. The PDP candidate, Senator Yakubu Lado is currently not in the best form to defeat Governor Aminu Masari, the APC candidate. Katsina is President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state and his influence may give APC a landslide victory in the state.
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9:02 AM – 94-year-old blind man, Rabiu Liman waiting to vote at Masari 001, Kafur, Katsina State on Saturday.
8:13 AM – President Muhammadu Buhari casts vote in his home town of Daura in Katsina state
07:05 AM – Colour of ballot boxes to be used for March 9, 2019 Governorship, State House of Assembly
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07:00 AM – Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the 80-year-old mother of Binta Masari, the wife of the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari.