The campaign for the 2019 governorship and State House of Assembly elections, officially ended yesterday, Thursday, March 7, 2019, across the country.
The campaign, which commenced December 1, 2018, was supposed to end on February 28, but the postponement of the election from March 2 to March 9 pushed the end of the campaign date to March 7.
Meanwhile, seven states, including Kogi, Ondo, Edo, Bayelsa, Osun, Anambra and Ekiti, whose governors are yet to complete their terms in office, will not take part in the election.
The election into the State Houses of Assembly, will however hold across the 36 states of the federation, leaving only 29 states for governorship.
All the 72 registered political parties will take part in the exercise, while the contest is expected to be a major battle between APC and PDP.
The states the security operatives may likely give more attention to during the Saturday election, include Ogun, Imo and Rivers States.
The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, of APC, is supporting his successor, Adekunle Akinlade, of Allied People’s Movement, against his party candidate, Dapo Abiodun.
The tension in the state is so heated that the opposition party, PDP, is in factional mess and not favoured to win the governorship seat.
While the national leadership of the party is behind a federal lawmaker, Ladi Adebutu, for the plum job, INEC only recognises Kashamu Buruji’s faction as the party’s candidate based on the court ruling.