11:20 am: Kano State Governor Ganduje votes
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has cast his vote at his polling unit in Magwan, Nassarawa Local Government of Kano State. He belongs to the All Progressives Congress and is a second term governor.
11:05 am: Voting continues across the country
Voting continues across Nigeria, where voters will elect a new president and his representatives in the National Assembly. Voters across the country have shared pictures of the voting process at their various polling stations and the process has been peaceful so far.
10:45: Tinubu addresses the media after voting
All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen after casting his vote in PO 085 Ward 3, Adigun, Alausa, Ikeja on Sunday. While expressing optimism about the high turnout, Tinubu described the process as smooth.
10:34 am: Vice President Osibanjo and wife cast their votes in Ogun State
Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osibanjo and his wife cast their vote at Polling Unit 14 in Ikenne, Ogun State. The Vice President belongs to the All Progressives Congress, whose presidential candidate is Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
10:30 am: EFCC officials arrive at Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s polling unit
Men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission were spotted in Po 085, Ward 3, Adigun, Alausa, Ikeja on Sunday, the constituency of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This is in line with their commitment to crack down on vote buying in the 2023 elections.
10:07 am: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu arrives at the polling station to cast his vote.
All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu will arrive at his polling unit 085, Ward 3, Adigun, Alausa, IKJ on Sunday to cast his vote.
Tinubu is among the 18 candidates vying for the presidency in the 2023 election.
10:03 am: President Muhammadu Buhari votes in Kastina State
President Muhammadu Buhari casts his vote in his polling unit PU 003 in Sarkin Yara Ward A in Daura, Katsina. President Buhari has spent 8 years in office and he will hand over to a new government on May 29, 2023.
10:00 am: Daughter of APC presidential candidate Folasade Tinubu-Ojo arrives at the polling station
Folasade Tinubu-Ojo The Iyaloza of Lagos who is also the daughter of the All Progressives Congress candidate has arrived at her constituency 085, Ward 3, Adigun, Alausa, Ikeja on Sunday.
9:30 am: INEC officials finally arrived at Bola Tinubu’s polling unit
After some delay, INEC officials finally arrived at Polling Station Unit 085, Ward 3, Adigun, Alausa, Ikeja on Sunday, where the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, will vote.
9:15 am: Peter Obi arrives at the polling station
Labor Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, has arrived at his polling unit at PU 019, Umudimakasi Square, Agulu, Anambra State. He expressed optimism of his victory and said that he is not looking for a position in his opponents’ cabinet.
9:13 am: Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, votes in Ede
Governor Ademola Adeleke Ede in Osun State voted today for the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
9:11 am: PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar casts his vote in Adamawa
The former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party went through the accreditation process before voting in his polling unit in Azia 02, Gwadabawa Ward, Yola North Local Government of Adamawa State.
9:04 am: Soldiers heavy security presence on parts of highways in Lagos State
Soldiers have set up roadblocks in different parts of Lagos State in implementation of Operation Safe Conduct aimed at ensuring orderliness during the 2023 elections.
8:49 am: INEC staff begin setting up voting materials in parts of Lagos
INEC staff can be seen setting up voting materials at Smila Street, Mende, Maryland as early voters prepare to exercise their franchise.
Voters are starting to flock to their polling stations across Nigeria.
06:10 am: When will voting start?
Voting will start at 8:30am and end at 2:30pm at polling stations across Nigeria, but those who are already accredited and lined up to vote by the deadline will still be allowed to vote.
06:07 am: How many Nigerians vote?
There are 93.5 million Nigerians on the National Voter Register but 6.3 million of them have not collected their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to vote today. It has 87.2 million voters eligible to vote, the highest ever for any election in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s voter turnout has declined since 2003, but today there are high hopes for an impressive turnout.
06:05 am: Runoff question
The closeness of the race between the top three candidates has fueled speculation of a possible runoff election. It only happens when no candidate gets a majority of the votes, winning 25% of the votes in at least 24 states. You can read more about what happens if a runoff election is required.
06:02 am: Who is running for President?
Before we get into the day’s festivities let’s keep a few things in mind. There are 18 presidential candidates on the ballot and you can read about them all here, but there are three front-runners with the strongest chances of victory. Atiku Abubakar Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tinubu is the ball All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peter Obi of the Labor Party (LP). Rabiu Kwankwaso The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) is also expected to have some say in today’s contest.
06:00 am: Let the race begin!
Welcome to Pulse Nigeria’s coverage of the 2023 presidential election. Millions of Nigerians will decide today who to replace President Muhammadu Buhari He will leave office on May 29, 2023.
Let us not forget that the National Assembly elections are held at the same time as the Presidential elections. Hundreds of candidates are vying for 109 seats in the Senate and 360 seats in the House of Representatives.