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5.1 million voters to decide governors of Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi

Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi state voters will head to the polls on Saturday to elect their new governors. Over 5.1 million voters have collected their permanent voter cards (PVCs) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) out of the 5.4 million registered voters in the three states.

In Bayelsa State, incumbent governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeks re-election. He is facing off against 15 other candidates, including Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a former governor and former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.

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In Imo State, incumbent governor Hope Uzodimma of the APC is also seeking re-election. He is facing off against 17 other candidates, including Samuel Anyanwu of the PDP and Athan Achonu of the Labour Party.

In Kogi State, 18 candidates are vying to succeed incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello of the APC. The race is between Bello, Dino Melaye of the PDP, Muri Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The elections have been marred by violence, with several people killed and injured. Security agencies have assured voters of their safety during the election.