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Real-Time Updates: 2023 Elections for Presidency and National Assembly



How Voting Was Stalled In Uyo

Today, Saturday, more than 87 million of the 93 million registered voters will exercise their franchise to elect the next President of Nigeria, who will succeed the current President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on May 29, 2023.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, out of the total 87,209,007 Permanent Voter Cards collected, 6,259,229 PVCs were not collected as of February 5.

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This year’s presidential election is considered a tough race in the history of Nigeria, with four out of eighteen presidential candidates vying for the presidency.

The top contenders are Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabi’u Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.

To be eligible to vote, one must be a Nigerian citizen aged 18 or above, registered, and in possession of a permanent voter card, and must vote in the polling unit where their name is listed.

The voting exercise will take place from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm.



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