Three weeks after the presidential election, Nigerians will vote on Saturday to elect their governors and all eyes are on Lagos, the economic capital and former stronghold of president-elect, Bola Tinubu.

For the first time in two decades, the bustling megacity of 20 million people could escape the influence of Mr. Tinubu, its historic “godfather,” in favour of an opposition governor.

As a former governor of Lagos (1999-2007), Mr. Tinubu has immense wealth and influence that gave him the networks needed to lead Africa’s most populous country, even though the opposition has denounced massive fraud in the February 25 election.

on Saturday, nigeria will elect the governors of 28 of the 36 states that make up the federal republic (the others have already been subject to by-elections) as well as local government representatives.