Nigerians will go to the polls in governorship elections in several states across the country this month, as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) scrambles to regain some of the ground it lost in key states in the 2019 general elections.
The governorship polls, scheduled for March 9 in seven states, will be closely watched as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeks to continue its winning streak from the last general elections. The APC is hoping to regain lost ground in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kogi, Plateau, Sokoto, and Taraba states, where it lost the governorship elections in 2019.
The party is expected to field strong candidates in these elections and has intensified its campaign efforts in the affected states. It is also looking to capitalize on its success in last year’s by-elections, where it scored victories in Bayelsa, Kano and Imo states. The PDP, however, is determined to retain its hold on power in the seven states and is expected to campaign vigorously in the lead up to the polls.