The second phase of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections is holding today March 9, 2019, throughout the country. The first phase was the Presidential and National Assembly elections, while Governorship and House of Assembly elections is the second.
While the presidential and National Assembly elections held throughout Nigeria, the governorship election will only hold in 29 states, while it will not be holding in 7 states, but all the states will partake in the house of assembly election except FCT, Abuja which will be holding elections in the development council areas.
Why is Abuja exempted?
The FCT will not witness both elections because it is run by a minister, who is appointed by the President, with laws made by the National Assembly.
Election will be conducted in the six council areas of FCT, chairmen and councillor are expected to emerge for the following council areas:
- Abuja Municipal
Having said that, here is the list of seven states that will not partake in March 9, 2019 governorship election.
7 states that will not partake in March 9, 2019 governorship election.
- Anambra: In Anambra State, new elected governor is usually sworn in on March 17 of every 4-year
- Bayelsa: Official swearing in of a new governor in Bayelsa State is 14 February of every 4-year
- Edo: November 12 of every 4-year is the official swearing in of a new governor in Edo State as against May 29.
- Ekiti: 16th October of every 4-year
- Kogi: Official assumption of office January 27 of every 4 year
- Ondo: Official assumption of office is 24 February in Ondo State of every 4-year
- Osun: Official assumption of office is 27 November of every 4-year.
Why they will not participate in Saturday, March 9, 2019 governorship election?
They will not because their governorship elections held at different times or off season, due to court judgments that nullified the election of their governors at different times in the past.