Bauchi rerun election: Massive turnout of voters in Madara/Chinade Constituency

Voters vote in election
Voters mostly women awaiting to cast thier votes

 

By ARMSTRONG ALLAHMAGANI, Bauchi-

There was massive turnout of voters at the Tudun Wada 1 and Kofar Fada Polling Units in the Madara/Chinade state Constituency of Bauchi State during the rerun election on Saturday.

The voters mostly women, queued up at their various polling units for accreditation and voting in order to elect their preferred candidate from among the contestants.

Our correspondent, who monitored the polls at the Tudun Wada polling unit, observed that the voters were patiently waiting to cast their votes.

Speaking with journalists, an agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Suleiman Samaila said that the rerun was going on smoothly and people were voting for candidates of their choice.

His All Progressives Congress (APC), counterpart, Abdulkadir Abari described the exercise as peaceful and orderly even much better than the general elections.

The presiding officer for the Polling Unit in Tudun Wada 1, declined to speak to journalists, but a female voter, Rahman Aliyu said that the Bio-Modal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS), worked smoothly when it was her turn to cast her vote.

At the Kofar Fada polling unit in Bulkachuwa, voters were seen on the queue waiting for their turn to be accredited and vote.

Some of them, who spoke with journalists expressed satisfaction with the process, saying that it was less stressful than what traduced during the last general elections.

Abubakar Musa, one of the voters expressed hope that this time around, their votes will count and the winner will emerge.

It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Nasiru Ala of the PDP winner of the the 2023 State Assembly election to represent the Constituency.

But not satisfied with the declaration, his opponent, Ali Dan Iya of the APC, filed a petition at the Tribunal and the Appeal Court.

The Appeal Court then ordered a rerun for 10 Polling Units Madara/Chinade State Constituency in order to have a clear win.

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