A tradional ruler in Kaduna State, Mr Ishaya Tabat, on Saturday expressed his joy over the hitch-free conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in his area.
Tabat, who is the District Head of Manchok, Moro’a Chiefdom, Kaura Local Government Area, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a job well done.
Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Manchok, said the 2023 elections had witnessed a remarkable improvement, compared with previous ones.
“The level of preparedness and the conduct of the General Elections is unprecedented, with a high level of efficiency in the distribution of electoral materials and the organisation of the voting process.
“I am highly impressed; I am confident that the votes cast will count with the use of the Bi-Modal Voters Accreditation Machine System (BIVAS).
The traditional leader also commended the electorate for their conduct, which he described as “very peaceful and orderly.”
The political party agents in one of the polling units also commended INEC for a well organised General Elections in the area.
One of them, Mr Yohanna Gambo, Peoples Democratic Party Agent at Unguwan Abba Dube 1 polling Unit, said that the voters were also well behaved.
“We never had an election that was as peaceful as this with every electorate exercising their right to vote without any interference or intimidation”, said Gambo.
Also, the agent of the All Progressive Congress at the polling unit, Mr Wobin Dominic, attributed the peaceful conduct of the election to effective coordination by INEC, the party agents, and the electorate.
Similarly, Mr William Billy, agent of Labour Party, said that the election was peaceful because stakeholders at the polling unit agreed to allow voters to exercise their constitutional right without interference.
One of the voters at Unguwan Abba Dube 1 Polling Unit, Mr Solo Olu, equally commended INEC for a well organised election.
“We had no issue with the BVAS; we were accredited without any hitch, ” he said.
Mr Hosea Musa, Counselor representing Manchok Ward in the LGA, said that the BIVAS was far better than the card reader used in previous elections.
Another voter at Unguwan Liman polling unit, 017, Mr Sadiq Abubakar, also commended INEC for early commencement of the election.
Abubakar, however, appealed to INEC to ensure that their votes counted. (NAN)