About 1,646,350 registered voters in Kogi state will today elect a new Governor that will pilot the affairs of the state for the next four years.
Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress and Engr. Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party are the leading contenders in the race being contested by about 25 political parties.
Dekina local government located in the Eastern part of the state has the highest number of registered voters with 166,165, while Ogorimangongo in the Central part of the state with 16,032 has the smallest number of registered voters.
The election will take place in 2,549 polling units spread across 239 wards in the 21 local government areas of the state.
While the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor Yahaya Bello hails from Kogi Central with five local government, the PDP candidate, Engr. Musa Wada hails from Kogi East with inn local government.
Similarly, while Bello’s Deputy hails from Kogi East, Wada’s deputy hails from Kogi West.
Sources in Lokoja however told The Nation that Governor Bello and his party has done more campaign across the state than the PDP and its candidate, but argued that the APC also appear to be having the upper hand in the balance of terror.
Also on Saturday, the Rerun senatorial election will be held in the Western senatorial district of the state following the nullification of the election of Senator Dino Melaye by the Court of Appeal.
However, not much has been heard about the campaign for the Senatorial ticket.