Gubernatorial Election: Kano records high voter turnout

Acheme Jack, Kano


Voting commenced early in the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly election in Kano state north western Nigeria.

Voice of Nigeria reports that there was a high voter turnout in the State, especially women.

Rimin Gatar primary school polling unit, with code number 014 and 015 indicated that voting commenced as early as local time.

Ibrahim Halilu who voted at the centre said he arrived as early as 6.30   am and INEC staff arrived ten minutes later being the reason for the early voting.

It was similar at Kano Library voting centre hosting 12 polling units, located in Kano Municipal Local Government Area, Kano central Senatorial District.

The Polling Units at the Emir’s palace recorded large turnout with high concentration of women than men so far.

The same thing happened at Tarouni Primary health centre with 7 polling stations.

Mallam Abdul Yahaya at Tauroni Primary Healthcare voting centre said though card reader could not authenticate his finger print he was allowed to vote because his Biometric Data were correct upon insertion of his the machine and was asked to thumb print against his name.

At Mariri Primary School voting centre in kumbotso LGA, Kano South senatorial District, with concentration of 9 polling units, especially Unit 3A thirty minutes after the commencement 14 people had voted

It was similar at Dandalama polling unit in DakinTofa LGA..

The early voting was attributed to early arrival of materials and INEC personnel accompanied by serene environment and high security presence.