KWARA: Governor Ahmed Decries Voters Apathy

imageKwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has decried early low turn-out of voters in Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections.
He, however, commended the peaceful conduct of the exercise.
Speaking with journalists shortly after casting his ballot at about 1.33pm, Governor Ahmed said the number of people who came out was low, adding that it was still all right given the peaceful nature of the election.
He expressed satisfaction with the security arrangement put in place for the polls, saying that he was still in support of the use of PVCs.
Asked about the inherent lesson in the 2015 elections, Ahmed said the greatest lesson is in the fact that for the first time Nigerians have been able to take back political power for themselves.
However, the Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman said the voters’ apathy was due to what he termed “the lack lustre attitude of security agencies in the last elections”.
The Minister, who voted at Ode Opobiyi polling unit in Ilorin complained of inadequate security presence in the last elections and called on INEC to relocate the three polling units at Ode Opobiyi, saying they were sited at residential areas.

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