The exercise will take place in 29 of the country's 36 states. Seven states - Kogi, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Edo and Anambra - will not hold elections because their governors have not finished their four-year terms. The turnout for the state elections is expected to be higher than the 35.5% in last month's presidential election, down from 44% in 2015.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Accountant-General of Imo State, Uzoho Casmir, for allegedly helping Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to launder N1.05bn for the governorship and assembly elections on Saturday.
With Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly election just hours away, the Nigerian Army has discovered plans by some politicians to truncate the election by perpetrating acts like bombings, assassinations and using the social media for smear campaigns, hate speeches and spreading fake news.