Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Sokoto - Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, the
governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto, has been
accredited for the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Tambawal, who is also the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, was accredited around 11:14 a.m. at Tambuwal-Gari polling unit, Tambuwal Local
Government.Area, Sokoto State.
Similarly, his counterpart, Sen. Abdullah Wali of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was also
accredited around 10:25 a.m. at unit 5
polling unit, Sanyinna, Tambuwal Local Government Area.
There was an
impressive turn out of women across the 23 local governments of the state.
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However, there were hitches following the failure of card
readers to recognise thumb prints of some of the voters in parts of the state
Shehu Umar, the Chief Orientation and Mobilisation
Officer, National Orientation Agency (NOA)
Tangaza Local Government Area, commended INEC for the successful take off of
Alhaji Sahabi Gidan-Madi, the Chairman, Tangaza Local
Government Area, also expressed satisfaction with arrangements made by INEC for
Everything is going on smoothly in the polling centres but
for the problems with the card readers,’’ he said.
In Rabah Local Government Area, the Electoral Officer, Mr
Sama'ila Aliero, said the card readers
were working perfectly.
The chairman of Wurno Local Government Area, Alhaji Shehu
Chacho, also expressed happiness with the
arrangements made by INEC and security agencies.