By Dauda Iliya

APC Deputy National Chairman North, Honourable Ali Dalori(middle), Senator representing Borno Central Kaka Shehu Lawan (right) and member representing Maiduguri Metropolitan at the House of representatives, Abdulkadir Rahis (left) in an interview with newsmen shortly after casting their votes in Maiduguri.

The local government election in Borno has been conducted Peacefully amidst low turnout of voters. 

Radio Nigeria Correspondent in Maiduguri who went round several polling units in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council and Jere observed that voting commenced at 10:45 in the morning at Lawan Asheikh 003 and Zannah Kazalma polling units in Shehuri South ward of the metropolis. 

However, there was large turn out of voters in Dalori, Wanori and Konduga town in Konduga local government. 

Security personnel have been deployed to strategic locations to ensure a hitch-free poll.

In an interview with newsmen, Chairman Borno State Independent Electoral Commission BOSIEC, Alhaji Lawan Maina said election would be conducted in all the twenty seven local government areas and three hundred and twelve wards across the state. 

Prospective voters on the cue waiting to cast their votes at Lawan Asheikh 003 polling unit, Shehu North ward of Maiduguri metropolis.

He explained that voters from Guzamala, Abadam, Kala-Balge and Marte will vote in IDP camps in neighbouring towns of Nganzai, Damasak, Ngala and Monguno. 

Speaking to newsmen shortly after casting their votes, Senator representing Borno Central Kaka Shehu Lawan and Member representing Maiduguri in the House of representatives, Abdulkadir Rahis, commended the state electoral commission for the smooth conduct of the exercise. 

Deputy National Chairman North All Progressives Congress APC, Honourable Ali Dalori appreciated voters for their orderliness throughout the voting period. 

According to him, the conduct of local government election signifies that peace has returned to the state.

Correspondent Dauda Iliya reports that six political parties are participating in the January twentieth, 2024 local government elections.


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