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Nasarawa rerun witnesses mass turnout of voters

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By David Odama
LAFIA – CONTRARY to the expectations that the re-run elections in some state constituencies in the state may witness a low turnout, a mass turn out was witnessed in the affected constituencies.

Voters were seen at their polling units as early 7.45 am waiting for the INEC officials in mostvof the polling units visited.

The large turnout of voters will determine who will represent in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.

Mozt of the centres visited, especially Makera polling unit at Angwan Rimi ward, the only voting point where the rerun was being held, many voters were seen waiting on the queue to vote.

It would be recalled that INEC had on March 10, declared the result of Keffi East Constituency inclusive where the SDP candidate, Abdullazi Sule, was leading his APC counterpart, Mohammed Wada, with 97 votes, while 1052 votes were cancelled.

Sule scored 7234 votes, while Wada had 7137.

A voter, Bala Kabiru who spoke with our correspondent expressed happiness with the orderliness of the process.

“I am happy that I have just voted. I have voted the candidate of my choice,” he said.

Another voter, mrs sylvia musa said that the conduct of the election was satisfactory. “I voted around 8: 40am and I am happy that I did that on time and can go home to do other things.”

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Miss Maria Aliyu, voter, said the conduct of the exercise so far have wonderful
and expressed optimism that the exercise would be peaceful

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