Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Saturday, June 18th 2022.
The PUNCH: The ruling All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party and 13 other political parties are jostling to produce the next governor of Ekiti State in today’s election. The exercise is scheduled to hold across the 2,445 polling units in the 16 local government areas of the state.
The Nation: The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, and his Social Democratic Party (SDP) counterpart, Engr. Segun Oni, were last night locked in a war of words, heightening tension ahead of today’s election.
Daily Trust: Security has been beefed up in Ekiti State as political parties battle for votes in the 2022 governorship election. Analysts, however, feared that the exercise, which will be conducted across 2,445 polling units in the 16 local government areas in the state, might be largely influenced by apathy and inducement by the major political parties.
Saturday SUN: Less than 48 hours after the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar unveiled Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate for next year’s presidential election, new facts have emerged on how power-play knocked off the choice of Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. This is even as the crack in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has widened since the emergence of Atiku as the standard bearer of the party.
Saturday Tribune: AS 16 governorship candidates vie for votes in 16 local government areas of Ekiti State today, the election, scheduled to hold in 2,445 polling units, promises to be the first test of will between the presidential candidates of the two dominant parties in the country, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, respectively.
Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.