Governor Babagana Zulum while casting his ballot at his polling unit in Mafa town during Saturday’s local government election

By Dauda Iliya

The Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum has promised to improve the electoral process at the local government level.

Zulum made the promise shortly after casting his vote at Ajari II polling unit 006 in Mafa Ward, headquarters of the local government.

He described the turnout of voters as encouraging, however stressed the need to strengthen the process to ensure people at the grassroot level actively participate. 

“I have seen the turnout, it is encouraging, but we shall continue to improve on this. The State Independent Electoral Commission’s performance needs to be enhanced,” Zulum said.

The Governor also assured that henceforth local government elections will be conducted as and when due to improve quality of the process. 

“elections at the local government level have not been consistent and are not been conducted at the due time. This has to be corrected, henceforth, we shall ensure that elections at the local government level are done as and when due. The quality of the election will also be improved” He assured.

A total of six political parties, comprising the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Labour Party (LP) and Allied People’s Movement (APM) are participating in the election. 

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