By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
The coalition of accredited domestic observers for 2019 general elections has given a pass mark to the recently concluded governorship and state house of assembly elections in the state.
The observer groups in a statement jointly signed by the National Committee of Patriots led by Engr. Muhammad A Hashidu, Centre for Strategic Conflict management led by Dr Prince Onyike, Northern Patriotic Front headed by Dr Khalifa Aljameel.
Others are Centre for Grassroots Development and Crime Prevention led by Barrister Folashade Dasaolu and Patriotic Women Foundation which was headed by Miss Sakina Mukhtar.
The observer groups said the voter turn out was overwhelming and commendable, the overall process was peaceful and majority of voters, party agents, security operatives, poll officials witnessed the sorting of ballots and counting and recording of result sheets.
“Voter turnout was overwhelming and commendable, the overall electioneering process was peaceful throughout the state. Majority of the voters, party agents, observers, security agents and poll officials witnessed the sorting of ballots counting and recording of results sheets signed by concern stakeholders in a peaceful and orderly manner”, they said.
They commended INEC for its efficient and transparent manner, federal and state government for non interference, security agencies for their courage, patriotic and commitment to hitch free election.