The All Progressive Congress (APC) has taken early lead in yesterday’s Local Government Elections in Kano state.
It was observed that the exercise in several of the 44 local government councils observed APC candidates in 484 wards were having a field day at the polling stations.
Despite the late arrival of electoral materials in some polling stations, there was massive turnout of voters.
Also, there was no report of violence during the exercise, which commenced at 10 am and ended by 6 pm.
Residents also complied with the no-movement of vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles directive by the security agencies during the election.
Voters arrived the polling units as early as 6am in Sabon Gari, Brigade quarters, Gwamaja, BUK Road, Zoo Road, Garu in Kabo Local Government Area, among other places.
Governor Umar Ganduje, who spoke shortly after casting his vote at Ganduje ward in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area around 12:20 noon, stated “all votes counts.”
According to him: “My vote is not superior to any other vote in a democratic election. Governor’s vote is not superior to that of a carpenter or any other person.”
On his impression of the exercise, he said: “I am impressed by the way the Kano State Electoral Commission (KANSIEC). Election materials arrived at the appropriate time and the personnel appeared to be ready for an effective and efficient conduct. – Daily Trust.