Sokoto Governor votes, appeals for peaceful process

Ismail Umar, Sokoto


The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has called for orderliness and peaceful conduct of Saturday’s March 9, governorship election processes in the state.

Governor Tambuwal made the plea while addressing journalists shortly after casting his vote at exactly 12:16pm at JNI Islamiyya Primary School Tambuwal, polling unit 011- Shiyar Ajiya.

He said the turnout is impressive and voters are very happy as they exercised their constitutional responsibility.

“So far the conduct is peaceful across Sokoto state, thus some challenges have been reported but we are happy with the process” Governor Tambuwal said.

He called on the people of the state to remain calm and law abiding throughout the electioneering period and beyond.

In a related development, the former Governor of the State Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, cast his vote in Ja’oji polling unit in Wamakko local government area of the state.

He commended INEC for timely release of election materials, but urged security to do more and ensure hitch free exercise.

“The exercise was going smoothly, but I appeal to electorate to cooperate with officials and security for peaceful atmosphere,” Senator Wamakko said.

Similarly, Abubakar Shehu Senator Elect Sokoto North Senatorial District cast his vote at exactly 9:59am at Kalgawa/Sabon Gari 005 polling unit in Tambuwal local government area.

He said that the nature of the election is peaceful and orderly while describing the turnout as encouraging.

“The process is going on smoothly and the voter turnout is okay as more people are expected to come out and vote.
“In Tambuwal local government the election is a keen contest, as the incumbent governor and the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is from here.
“Never the less the All Progressive Congress (APC), is confidence of winning the poll,”
The Senator Elect said.

The Senator Elect expressed optimism and hope for APC to win the election at all level.