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The Saturday Local Government election in Kano state was peaceful as it recorded impressive turnout of voters who trooped out to elect candidates of their choice.

Voting started as early as 8 A.M in polling units visited by 247ureports.com.

Election materials were made available by the Kano Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) as its officials attended to voters without delay.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who at Ward 008 in Ganduje town, expressed optimism that his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) will emerge victorious across  the 44 Local Government Areas  of the state.

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According to him, “the election is highly impressive. You can see how people turned out to vote and it is peaceful. This shows that the election was accepted by all the people in Kano state.

“This gives us confidence especially as we don’t believe in a caretaker committee to be managing the Local Governments. Therefore we must have elected officials to manage the affairs of our 44 local government Areas.

“That is why we decided to conduct this election in the Local Governments to serve, as the end of tenure for those elected three years ago.

“From what obtains, you can see that people are orderly, the people are willing, the people are voting. There is no intimidation, there is no any harassment of anybody and they are voting the people that they like.

“Our expectation is that we will win all the 44 Local Government Areas  and the 484 councillors through ballot box and not through intimidation.”

He called on the people to vote wisely, while assuring that those voted for will serve them accordingly.

“The message to the people is that they vote the people that they have confidence in and we assure them that those they vote for will work for them. It is a kind of franchise they are not being marginalised  and they will get their dividend of democracy.

“So we assure them that they should vote wisely and they will get the dividend of democracy,” he added.

While casting his vote, the State Deputy Governor, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna  described the conduct of the local government election exercise in the State as peaceful.

He  voted at the Magwan Primary School polling centre in Nassarawa Local Government Area.

According to him, the orderliness and peaceful conduct of the electorates and the process of the  election is commendable.

“This election has shown our commitment and strength to democratic principles. I therefore commend Kano State Independent Electoral Commission for its effort to ensure credibility and transparency of the electoral process,” Gawuna stated.

The Deputy Governor who was together with his wife, Hajiya Hafsat Nasiru Gawuna at the polling centre, however, commended election observers, the media, as well as security agencies and other stakeholders for playing vital role in the peaceful conduct of the election across the 44 Local Government councils in the State.

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