Saraki Hails Peaceful Conduct Of Polls, Says Turnout Impressive

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By kehinde Emmanuel , Ilorin

 

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has expressed satisfaction with the massive turnout of voters in Kwara state for the Presidential and National Assembly election in the state.

 

Saraki spoke with newsmen shortly after he casted his vote at Ode Opobiyi Polling Unie (005/006), in Ajikobi ward of Ilorin West local government.

 

He commended the peaceful atmosphere witnessed in the exercise and urged residents to maintain such postures.

 

Accompanied by his wife, Mrs Toyin Saraki, mother, Mrs Florence Saraki and eldest son, Seni, the Senate president cast his vote at 10.20am.

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He enjoined the electorate to remain patient to enable  them cast their vote within the stipulated time frame.

 

The Senate President, however, decried the late arrival of voting materials to some polling units within Ilorin metropolis. He called on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to redress such anomalies in subsequent elections.

 

Earlier, Director General of  Kwara PDP Mandate 2019 Campaign, Professor Abubakar Suleiman had also expressed concern over the late arrival of materials as well as the reported malfunctioning of card readers in some parts of the metropolis. He called on INEC to handle the matter without delay.

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