Senate President Bukola Saraki has lauded the massive turnout of voters as well as the peaceful atmosphere witnessed in Kwara state for the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. Speaking after casting his vote at Ajikobi ward of Ilorin West local government, Saraki 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.
Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, an APC candidate contesting against Saraki for the Kwara Central Senatorial District, after casting his vote at Ogidi wards, in Ilorin-West LGA, complained about the functionality of the INEC’s card reader in terms of speed, urging INEC to put things in order. He expressed hope that the election result would be credible and acceptable.
Governor Abulfatah Ahmed who cast his vote at his Shaare hometown also commended the electoral saying everything went smoothly and hitch-free.
The APC governorship candidate in Kwara state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, called for peace after casting his vote today at idi igba open space in Ilorin west local government area of Ilorin. He urged electorates to shun violence as they wait for the outcome of the elections.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who voted at Oro, said that there were disparities in the number of election materials, adding that card readers were also not functioning in some polling units in his ward.
A former governorship hopeful in the state, Mohammed Ajia raised concerns about security arrangement across some polling units in Kwara central. Ajia who stated this while speaking with newsmen after voting at Ode-Omo-Ayinla, Mogajin Geri ward in Ilorin also lamented cases of mix up in electoral materials in the area.