Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councillors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.
The electorate will vote for 1,082 candidates for the various positions, two weeks after the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The positions include governors in 29 States and 991 members of state Houses of Assembly as well as the six chairmen and 62 councillors for the Area Councils in the FCT.
The governorship election however, is taking place in 29 states as the elections in the other seven states of Edo, Kogi, Ondo, Ekiti, Anambra, Osun and Bayelsa were staggered and already conducted off-season by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
For the governorship election, no fewer than 1,063 candidates are contesting for the available 29 governorship seats.
The election will hold at 119,973 polling units across the country, while collation of results will take place in 8,809 Registration Areas or Wards, 774 local government areas, 36 states and the FCT.