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Zulum applauds peaceful conduct of LGA election

Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum casting his vote at Ajari polling unit in Mafa Local Government.

Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum has described as impressive the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s local government election in the state.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after casting his vote at Ajari polling unit in Mafa local government, Governor Zulum commended voters of the area for coming out in large numbers to participate.

He observed that the turn out could be compared to that of the 2019 general election and also commended the State Independent Electoral Commission for organising a hich-free exercise.

Meanwhile, low turnout of voters have characterised the local government election in some parts of Maiduguri metropolis and environs.

When Radio Nigeria visited some polling units at Shehuri North, Bolori 1 and 2 around 11:00 am, shows very few voters on cue.

Some of the voters Mustapha Babagana and Kyari Abuna attributed the apathy to low sensitization by the political parties and electoral umpire.

However, the situation is different at Bakasi, Teachers Village and MOGOLIS IDP camps where large number of voters came out to vote

There were incidences of late arrival of voting materials in most polling units of old Maiduguri, Jere local government area of the state. 

Dauda Iliya

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