About 93.4 million Nigerian voters scattered across the 36 states and the nation’s capital will next month elect a new president. However, each state has its own peculiarity and voting patterns that can shape the overall outcome of a poll. Read on for our 8-part series on the key swing states, and the political personalities who define them.
This is part 2 of a 9-part series
Historically, Rivers State, which holds 4.65% of the total number of voters, is always volatile during elections.
In 2015, the media dubbed the state ‘Rivers of blood’ because of the violence. The situation worsened in 2019 with at least 10 killed, including electoral officials and security agents.