By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
All Progressives Congress (APC) is in the early lead in Saturday’s local government council polls in Kano State.
Our correspondent reports that electorate trooped out to their respective polling units in the early hours and cast their votes in an orderly manner and in accordance with the regulations of the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC).
Our correspondent who went round some parts of the state reports that electorate were seen being cleared before casting their votes at their respective polling stations, while in some polling units, women turn out was low especially at rural areas which is attributed to the lack of campaigning may be due to the might of the ruling party.
At Dungurawa, Kwa, Tofa, Damfamin Tofa and Gudau polling units, the election was observed to be very fair and the people complied with the COVID-19 regulations of social distancing, while in the Kano metropolitan where the population is higher than that of the rural areas, vote casting started around 8am at Gwammaja, Kurnar Asabe, Dan Rimi and Dandago polling units which shows that electoral activities are making more progress in Kano State.
Speaking to our correspondent shortly after casting his vote, the chairmanship candidate of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Council under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Honourable Ado Tambai Kwa disclosed that, ” democracy is now getting more recognition in Nigeria because from what we are witnessing today shows that Nigeria is advancing in politics gradually”.
Alhaji Ado Tambai thanked the people of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area for reelecting him into office for the second term and commended the security agents, electoral officers, party agents and all those who offered helping hands towards the success of the polls.
He promised to work selflessly for the development of the local government area.