#NigeriaDecide2019: general elections commence today

#NigeriaDecide2019  is trending, as the long awaited general elections commence today, millions of Nigerians will today vote to elect a president that will lead the West Africa’s most populous country for another four years.

The voters will also elect 468 members of the National Assembly: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

A total of 73 presidential candidates are participating in today’s election. However, the contest is expected to be between incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.

According to the electoral commission, INEC, a total of 72.8 million (72,775,585) are eligible to vote in the elections having collected their permanent voters’ cards (PVCs).

A total of 91 political parties are registered to participate in the elections which will take place in 119,973 polling units and 57,023 voting points nationwide.

Various polling units has started seeing impressive turnout of voters, eager and ready to exercise their civic duties.

Many polling units also have recorded INEC officials’ readiness as, many officials are seen attending to the voters present.

 

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