Kano Records Massive Turnouts for Re-run Elections
By Kolawole Ominiyi
The ongoing rerun elections in State and Federal Constituencies for Kano State have so far been peaceful with huge record of voters’ turnout in the affected nine local government areas of the State. The LGAs include Tudunwada, Doguwa, Bebeji, Kiru, Bunkure, Minjibir, Madobi, Rogo and Kumbotso.
Nigeria Info correspondent Akanni Adebayo who is monitoring the polls at Kumbotso Federal Constituency reports that voting began timely at 8.am at Tsamiya primary School, though with a slight hitch of malfunctioning smart card readers which was swiftly resolved.
Also, in Tudun Wada Dogwa constituencies, correspondent Victor Christopher reports that voting exercise commenced at Gadanga Village, Gita Ward in Tudun Wada Local Government Area and in some polling units in Dogwa LGA around 8.30am.
Gadanga Ward recorded hitch free as the smart card readers worked perfectly as the eligible voters were exercising their franchise smoothly.
Meanwhile, at Nata-ala ward, Nigeria Info correspondent Mohammed Mahmud reports that some voters accused the ruling party APC of intimidation by using thugs to prevent them from voting.
The election was also hitch free in Kiru Bebeji Federal Constituency as correspondent Abduraman Balarabe Isah reports that the former lawmaker representing the constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Abulmuminin Kofa and other legible voters had cast their votes.
In a related development, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Habu Dabo has commended the State residents especially those directly affected by the elections for their composure and adherence to the Police warning against any form of violence during the exercise.
Our correspondent Bashir Durumiyya who is attached to the commissioner for the purpose of the elections reports that the commissioner had visited a number of the polling units and was impressed with the exercise so far.
He however hopes that the tempo would be maintained during and after the polls.
Additional reports by Akanni Adebayo; Victor Christopher; Mohammed Mahmud; Abduraman Balarabe Isah; and Bashir Durumiyya