Nigerians Vote for Powerful Governor Posts Amid Some Unrest - VOA News

Nigerians Vote for Powerful Governor Posts Amid Some Unrest  VOA NewsNigerians went to the polls on Saturday to choose governors in 29 of 36 states in Africa's largest democracy amid reports of heavy military deployment and attacks...

Nigerians Vote for Powerful Governor Posts Amid Some Unrest - VOA News
Nigerians Vote for Powerful Governor Posts Amid Some Unrest  VOA News

Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday to choose governors in 29 of 36 states in Africa's largest democracy amid reports of heavy military deployment and attacks against electoral facilities in a few areas. The election comes two weeks after the presidential vote in which incumbent Muhammadu Buhari won a second term. It was expected to be more contentious in some areas as the country's two top political parties vie for control of powerful states that in certain cases have larger budgets than some African nations. Heavy military deployment was reported in Rivers state in Nigeria's restive s...