The governor of a state is the Chief Executive of a state. There is a Governor for each State of the Federation.
A candidate for an election to the office of A Governor is duly elected if there be more than two candidates contesting; he/she has the highest number of votes cast at the election and has not less than one-quarter of all the votes cast in each of at least two-thirds of all the local government areas in the State.
A candidate shall be validly nominated when he/she nominates another candidate as his associate from the same political party as his/her running mate, to occupy the office of Deputy- Governor.
A person is qualified to run for the office of the Governor of a state if
The tenure of a Governor is four years after which he/she shall vacate the office at the expiration of the period of four years commencing from the date when he took the Oath of Allegiance and the oath of office. A Governor may decide to contest for same office for a second tenure and nothing more.
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