Today, 9th of March 2019 residents of Kwara state would vote for their next governor and state assembly members. The state governor AbdulFatah Ahmed would take a bow by May 29 having completed two terms the office.
The major contenders are Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is Razak Atunwa.
Kwara state seems to be experiencing a huge wind of change as the PDP lost completely in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.
9:00 AM – Voters in front of the family house of the late Major General Babatunde Idiagbon, who served as a Chief of Staff (de facto Vice President) under the military regime of now President Muhammadu Buhari from 1983-1985.
8:41 AM – Voting underway at Ward 1, Unit 2 in Adifa area of Ilorin, Kwara State.
08:35 AM – Voting going on in an orderly manner in Center Igboro area, the aged are allowed to vote first.
08:07 AM – Beggars take up positions on Kwara street on election day
A cross-section of beggars line up the streets of Ipata market on election day in Ilorin, Kwara State.
08:05 AM – Security men spotted at St. John’s Secondary School, Maraba, Ilorin, Kwara State, which has eight polling units.
07:15 AM – Colour of ballot boxes to be used for March 9, 2019 Governorship, State House of Assembly
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) March 8, 2019
07:00 AM – There is a slight increase in the number of security men deployed over that of the presidential and National Assembly elections.