By Ahmed Ahmed
The speaker of the Bauchi state house of assembly Abubakar Sulaiman has applauded electorates for conducting themselves peacefully while casting their votes at the presidential and National assembly elections.
Sulaiman made the commendation at his polling unit on Saturday in Ningi, describing the voter turnout as impressive.
“The turnout is very impressive and I believe it is not unconnected with the failure of the current federal government of Nigeria where a lot of things have escalated”, he pointed out.
He noted that most of the complaints he has received were related to minor issues.
“So far, I can say so far so good, because most of the complaints I have been receiving are minor complaints which we are able to rectify”, he said.
He said one of the major complaints he received was an issue that has to do with mis-presentation of BVAS.
He explained that BVAS from Gumau in Toro local government was erroneously sent to Unguwar Wawa in Ningi local government area of Bauchi state.
“I have spoken with the EO and he said he will rectify it. We have some polling units that election materials were not yet there, we are following”, the speaker said.
The Speaker called on the voters to, while trying to exercise their civic duty, shun money Politics, saying that there are a lot of politicians who will buy elections or voters at the polling units.
“I am calling on them to make the right choice that will salvage the situation in Nigeria. I believe they must have learned or they are learning from the ongoing elections”, he added.
He however urged INEC to rectify some anomalies such as the swapping of BVAS which he described as grievous.