* exercise suspended in many places
The governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in some wards and local government areas in Zamfara state have been suspended largely due to violence and delay in kicking off.
There are pockets of violence and protest in Bungudu local government area and Gusau, the state capital as dozens of party faithfuls protest the delay in the commencement of the exercise.
However, Governor Abdulaziz Yari said the process would continue on Thursday adding that the security operatives in the state are doing well to protect lives and property.
Earlier, he said only 10% of the total ballot papers needed for the conduct of the APC governorship primaries were made available in the state.