Electoral material distributed in Nigeria ahead of elections | News

Rate this post

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC, for its acronym in English) began on Thursday to distribute ballots to polling stations for the elections that will take place this Saturday to elect the president and vice president, the House of Representatives and the Senate .


Nigerian Armed Forces guarantee security in elections

INEC Resident Election Commissioner in Lagos, Olusegun Agbaje, noted that “this is one of INEC's critical moments: collecting these sensitive materials, ballots and results sheets from the Central Bank of Nigeria in Lagos here to move them to the twenty areas of local governments of the state”.

More than 93 million registered voters will elect the next president to replace the current president, Muhammadu Buhari, who is completing his second and last four-year term in accordance with the provisions of the Magna Carta.

Although 18 candidates are participating in the presidential race, according to the polls, only Bola Tinubu, from the Congress of All Progressives (APC); Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labor Party.

Candidates will seek to win the presidency more than 25 percent of the votes cast in at least two-thirds of the 36 states. If this condition is not met by any of the candidates, the elections will be repeated before the following 21 days between the two that obtained the most votes.

Given the insecurity caused by the still active groups of Boko Haram, the Islamic State in the Province of West Africa (ISWAP) and local criminal gangs, the Armed Forces will deploy troops throughout the country to try to guarantee peaceful elections.

In turn, the elections in the demographic giant of sub-Saharan Africa will be marked by the complex economic situation where four out of ten people live below the poverty line.

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.