WATCH LIVE UPDATES: Nigeria 2023 Gubernatorial Elections

The Governorship and the State Houses of Assembly election in Nigeria is taking place today across 28 states. While 11 governors are seeking re-election, new candidates are vying for the governorship seats of the remaining 17 states and you can catch all the live video updates on announcement of results, analysis and reactions right below

The state elections, the second phase of the 2023 General Elections, was initially scheduled for 11 March but deferred by one week following a Court of Appeal order granting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) permission to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the exercise. This followed the 3 March ex-parte order of the court given to some political parties to inspect materials used for the presidential poll whose results they are challenging.

As it stands now, INEC says it is ready for the polls and assured that it will avoid the pitfalls identified in the elections held three weeks ago.

“As we approach the Governorship and State Assembly election, we must work harder to overcome the challenges experienced in the last election. Nothing else will be acceptable to Nigerians,” its chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said.

It is not, however, not clear if the electoral body will transmit the results of the polls electronically, an issue which has raised concerns owing to the Presidential election fallout