2023: 28 States Where Gov Elections Would Hold On Saturday And 8 Others That Won’t Have Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the 2023 governorship and state assembly elections to hold on Saturday, 18th March.
Naija News however reports that not all the states of the country would participate in the governorship elections because governorship elections in the affected states hold off-season.
However, elections for members of the state legislature will hold in the 36 states of the Federation with thousands of candidates contesting for the 993 State Houses of Assembly seats across the nation.
In alphabetical order, the 28 states where governorship elections will hold on March 18, 2023, are: Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara.
The states below won’t hold governorship elections on Saturday: Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Osun,, and Ondo.
INEC Completes BVAS Re-Configuration, Begins Deployment
Ahead of Saturdy’s polls, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded the re-configuration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines.
The BVAS were used for the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.
An official of the electoral body who spoke with Daily Trust said the BVAS was reconfigured to enable their use for the March 18 state elections.
According to the official, the machines, being sensitive election materials, would be deployed to INEC state offices before deployment to local governments, wards and polling units (PUs) on election day.
It was also learnt that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is leading the airlift of the BVAS machines for the security and smoothness of the operation.