Gubernatorial Election: Voting commences in Sokoto

Ismail Umar, Sokoto


The voting and accreditation exercise has commenced peacefully in some polling units in Sokoto North and South local government areas in the state.

Polling unit 004 in Unguwar Malammai of Sarkin Zamfara ‘A’ ward in Sokoto South local government area voting and accreditation started at about 8:15am simultaneously.

A 64 year old woman, Hajiya Hauwau Shehu, said she has been in the voting point since at about 6:30 am to exercise her franchise.

She called on the electorate to maintain the atmosphere to ensure hitch free exercise.

“I appeal to all voters to cooperate with officials so that everyone can vote and leave in time” she said.

Hajiya Hauwau commended INEC and security officials for adhering to the time.

Also in Magajin Rafi ‘A’ ward in polling unit 019, where the All Progressive Congress, APC Gubernotorial Candidate, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto will cast his vote, another old woman, Ms Inno Auwal, said she arrived at the polling unit at about 6:15 am to choose credible leader that would determine the future of young ones and the state.

“I’m here to choose credible persons that can help to transform the state in to better place and those that will provide basic amenities to us”  Ms Auwal said.

At about 6am Army officials were at the major streets across the metropolis to control the movement of vehicles and ensure peaceful atmosphere during the exercise.