The candidates of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party for the governorship polls in Bayelsa and Kogi states will engage in a fierce battle in at least eight local government areas considered to be the battleground places for today’s election.
According to Akelicious findings, the two leading parties may coast to victory in no fewer than 21 LGAs considered to be their strongholds in the two states.
In the eight Bayelsa State LGAs, the ruling PDP is expected to engage the main opposition APC in the Yenogoa Local Government Area considered as a major battleground, while both parties may divide the remaining seven councils in the ratio of three to four.
While the APC is predicted to gain the upper hand in Brass, Nembe, Southern Ijaw and Ekeremor LGAs, the PDP is expected to coast to victory in its strongholds of Sagbama, Ogbia and Kolokuma LGAs.
In Kogi State, the ruling APC is expected to clash with the main opposition PDP in seven battleground council areas.
In the remaining 14 council areas, findings show that the APC will coast to victory in five stronghold LGAs making up the Kogi Central Senatorial District, where Governor Yahaya Bello comes from, while the PDP is expected to show strength in the nine councils making up Kogi East, where Musa Wada comes from.
However, there are indications that certain factors may affect Wada from polling block votes in these areas.