Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe
Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections have commenced in a peaceful manner across some polling units visited by Daily Sun in Gombe metropolis.
At the time of this report (9:21am) there is a lowturn out of voters in some polling units compared with the Presidential and National Assembly elections of February 23.
A polling unit at Kamara Primary School, Bolari East in Gombe Local Government Area, hosted a number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) casting their votes.
Yakubu Askira, an IDP from Askira Uba LGA of Borno State, was the first to cast his vote in unit 007 in Bolari East and told Daily Sun that: “I am one of about 60 IDPs who registered in this unit to cast our votes… we don’t anticipate chaos during the elections. But during the Presidential and National Assembly elections we came out at around pass 8 and we couldn’t cast our votes until pass 3,” he said.
A cross section of voters interviewed says today’s election seems more organized and that there are no problems cited so far, except for the low turnout of voters at the time of reporting.