Saturday’s re-run elections in Sokoto State kicked off without any hitch, witnessing a substantial voter turnout in the designated areas.
The state INEC office had expressed its readiness for rancour-free re-run elections in 46 polling units within the state, following the appeal court nullification of some of the elections in the state.
NAN reports that INEC officials efficiently assembled election materials as scheduled by 8 a.m., with the screening of voters starting early.
Security personnel were present at the polling units, ensuring an orderly lineup of voters as early as 7 a.m.
The Yabo/Shagari Federal Constituency re-run election, specifically at polling unit 001, Yabo B Shiyar Ajiya, witnessed an influx of voters.
However, a minor chaotic situation unfolded at Magina S-Pow Polling 011 in Yabo about proxy voting issues during the Yabo/Shagari Federal Constituency rerun election.
Similarly, at the Bodinga North State Assembly re-run election in Shiyar Titi Cilawa polling unit 007, tight security measures were in place, contributing to a peaceful voting process.