Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and the APC Governorship candidate in the state have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the visible improvement recorded at the 2023 Governorship and State Assembly Elections in Kebbi.
Bagudu who is also the Chairman of APC Progressives Governor’s Forum made the commendation shortly after casting his vote at Garkar Mai Alelu polling unit, 006 in Nasarawa 11, Birnin Kebbi this Saturday while fielding questions from newsmen.
He said, unlike the Presidential and National Assembly elections which were characterized by a delay in the arrival of election materials and delay in the commencement of election in many polling units, the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections have witnessed significant improvement by INEC.
The Governorship and State Assembly Elections according to the governor began on schedule with the availability of essential voting materials in most polling units on time.
“Unlike what happened on February, 25th Presidential and National Assembly elections, today, voting materials arrived early in most polling units.
“I remember during the 25th February election, voting materials in this particular unit, arrived at about 1:30 pm and voting commenced at about 2 pm.
“But today voting materials arrived by 8 am, many people have voted and it is still about 12 noon and many people are voting. The accreditation process seems to be moving well.”
Similarly, the Kebbi State AC Governorship candidate Dr. Nasir Idris Kauran Gwandu expressed delight with the large turnout of eligible voters, especially women, and youths to exercise their franchise.
He stated this while fielding questions from newsmen at the Nagari polling unit, and commended the INEC, Security Agencies, Civil Society Organisations, the Media, and other stakeholders for supporting and making the peaceful conduct of elections in the Kebbi State.
He assured the people of the state that his administration will operate open door policy and ensure that the dividend of Democracy had reached every corner.