Update On Kebbi Supplementary Polls

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi

Voting starts early, voters turn out massively despite Ramadan fasting. election officials arrived early for the Gubernatorial, National and State Assemblies Election in the State and voters turned out was impressive.

 Accreditations and voting took place simultaneously in line with the guidelines issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The INEC Presiding Officer at Dan-Galadiman Gwandu polling unit in Birnin Kebbi, Muhammad Bala, said when they arrived before 8:30a.m. they met voters waiting for them.

“You can see yourself that the turn out is even more impressive than the previous ones, People are eager and willing to fulfill their constitutional responsibility and also complete the process of electing their leaders they started in the previous elections,” he said. 

He also said there had not been any hitches using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS), and that the voters were behaving orderly.

At Alwasa Model Primary school in Argungu Local Government Area, voters lined up to vote.

The officials of INEC arrived at 7: 30a.m at Dankaulu polling unit in Kamba area of Dandi Local Government Area of the state where the supplementary election is ongoing as accreditation and voting commenced  at 8:30a.m.

Governorship supplementary election is holding in 142 Polling Units (PUs) across 20 local government areas of Kebbi, while supplementary election is ongoing for Kebbi North Senatorial District, two Federal Constituencies and eight State Constituencies in the state. 

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