Poll: Accept the outcome Wamakko says…. Its Historic, Credible – Tambuwal, Bafarawa

Poll: Accept the outcome Wamakko says…. Its Historic, Credible – Tambuwal, Bafarawa

By Suleiman Nasiru, Sokoto

Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto state has called on the people of the state to accept the outcome of the election either way it goes.

The governor applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for making a credible and reliable arrangement, that has passed through many trial from anti-democratic forces, but still scale through.

Speaking at his polling unit in Wamakko, Local Government area of the state, the Governor expressed satisfaction with the process, and said the outcome of the process would be acceptable.

Speaking at his Polling Unit, Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, described the election as not only historic, but critical in the history of this country stressing that, many anti-democratic forces had made efforts to stop the election, but fail, and today God has made it possible for us to have the election.

While former Governor of the State and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, praised INEC for putting up a good system in place that is credible and effective. Stressing that with this kind of process, he would accept the outcome of the election irrespective of where its turned.

He added that, there cannot be two winners and as a democrat he believed and abided by such principles before now.

He decried negative media reports that portrayed him as undemocratic that was published in one of the national dailies recently, and he maintained that as a muslims and a democrat, he never believed in getting anything by force.

On his part, the PDP Governorship candidate, Senator Abdallah Wali, who applauded the people of the state for massively turning out to exercise their civic responsibility.

He however, decried the delay in voting, which resulted from the Card Reader rejecting most people’s finger print initially, he urged INEC to rectify the problem before subsequent elections.

Meanwhile the voting exercise in the state was peaceful and orderly as voters turn-out enmasse as early as 6:00am, while INEC officials too, were early on duty to commenced the process.

Heavy security presences was seen in the state, with military mounting check points on the major roads in town, while other security agents were seen patrolling the town to check any possible security bridge.

As at the time of filling this report, votes counting is still ongoing, while people are going about their businesses, but with security personnel still around the city centre.


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