Governorship vote extended in Nigeria's oil hub, other states

April 12, 2015 1:07 PM

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Governorship vote extended in Nigeria's oil hub, other states

LAGOS/PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Voting for Nigeria's powerful state governors was extended on Sunday in several states after ballot box snatching and violence in some districts, particularly in oil hub Rivers state, electoral commission officials said.

The 36 governors are among the most influential politicians in Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer and economy, with budgets larger than those of small nations.

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