Bauchi governorship elections

Bauchi governor Muhammed Abubakar has commended INEC for, according to him, the speed with which accreditation and voting are taking place in the governorship and State Assembly elections in the state.

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Concise News learned that the governor made this known when he cast his vote at Giddin Durumi polling unit in the state capital.

The candidate of the APC said that the voting process was faster compared to the February 23 polls.

“I am very sure people would still come out to cast their votes; the election is on until 2pm; I am definitely sure they would come out,” the governor said.

High Voter Turnout In State Capital

Accreditation and voting commenced on schedule in most polling units in Bauchi state, with impressive turnout of voters.

It was learned that the exercise commenced between 8am and 8.15 in most of the units, just as election officials arrived early, with complete voting materials.

At Kofar Sarkin Gwallameji unit in Bauchi metropolis, officials were on ground by 7am with voting materials,while voters had turned out as early as 5am.

The situation was the same at Babba Takko,ATBU campus,Sarkin Yelwa Makaranta,Makama and Dindima, among other units within the meter metropolis and nearby communities.

Bauchi Election: High Voter Turnout In State Capital
Image from Bauchi during the March 9 governorship election (courtesy TVC)

In Soro town of Ganjuwa Local Government Area, NAN Correspondent who visited Unguwar Wakili and Unguwar Wajuki, among other units, said conduct of the exercise was hitch-free.

Presiding Officer at one of the units, Mr Adaji Muktar, said all materials were intact, and that the Card Readers were fully functional, unlike the last exercise when some of the facilities malfunctioned.

Also, some voters in the area, Mrs Fatima Umar and Mr Ibrahim Maigari, expressed satisfaction with the smooth conduct of the elections.

In Gar and Alkaleri towns of Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state, there were no ugly incidents recorded and the exercise was orderly.

However, low turnout of voters was recorded in some of the units in Gar, but one of the voters, Ali Gar, who spoke to NAN, explained that most voters would turnout later in the day, adding that the simultaneous accreditation and voting plan introduced, had made thing easy.