Elections: Vote counting commences in Sokoto

Ismail Umar, Sokoto


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has commenced the collation of gubernatorial election held across the twenty three local government areas of the state.

Declaring the collation open the Sokoto State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Sadiq Abubakar Musa, commended INEC officials for their efforts in ensuring smooth conduct of the exercise in the state.

He however, hailed Politicians in the state for their continued support and cooperation since no death was recorded during the process.

“The politicians deserve commendation for the support given to the Commission, therefore I score them beyond average “ Mr Musa said.

On her part, the state collation officer and the Vice Chancellor Federal University Dutse, Professor Fatima Batulu Mukhtar, solicited for the support of all the authorities concerned for smooth conduct of the collation officer exercise to ensure transparency.

She read the guidelines for the presentation of the result and urged all to strictly adhere.

Professor Mukhtar also urged the politicians and party agents to forward their observations according to the designed rules of the process.