Nigeria 2023: Six key battleground districts to watch during the Senatorial election

By Ben Ezeamalu
Posted on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 18:13

Ubima Town, on the outskirts of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 9, 2019, during voting to elect governors and lawmakers in 29 of the nation's 36 states(Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

On 25 February, 1,100 candidates will vie for election into Nigeria’s Senate in 109 senatorial districts across the country. Of that, 92 are women, about 8% of the candidates. The election will take place on the same day as that of the House of Representatives and the President. The Africa Report presents the six key battleground clashes across Nigeria’s geo-political regions.

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