EOS Alerts 8-3-2019
Nigeria: Expect disruption around 9 March Governorship, State House of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory Elections
Nigeria’s postponed Governorship, State House of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council elections are scheduled to take place this Saturday, 9 March 2019. Following a meeting in Abuja, the security services have been instructed to send more troops to Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom states, which were impacted by violence around the presidential election. Associated disruptions to overland travel are expected in the vicinity of any protests and a heightened security presence is possible. Clashes between rival political groups and security forces cannot be ruled out.