Nigerians to vote for powerful governors in state elections

April 10, 2015 6:52 PM

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Nigerians to vote for powerful governors in state elections

LAGOS, (Reuters) - The final stage of Nigeria's election will begin on Saturday with state governorship polls, two weeks after a presidential vote saw an incumbent leader unseated at the ballot box for the first time.

The 36 governors are among the most powerful politicians in Africa's biggest oil producer and top economy, controlling budgets larger than those of small African nations and wielding influence that can decide who goes on presidential tickets.

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