Sorting and counting has ended in polling unit 13, Rijiyar mai Kada, in Gwandu local government area of Kebbi State.
The polling unit with two hundred and ninety nine registered voters closed voting earlier than 2.30pm which is the time approved by the Independent National Electoral Commission for voting to end.
The electoral officers deployed to polling unit 13 did not work under too much pressure as the voters trickled in in small groups to vote.
But the atmosphere at the polling unit became charged during the election when operatives of the EFCC arrived and were denied entry and also when the military had to intervene to disperse a crowd that had gathered around the voting area.
After sorting and counting, only one hundred and eighty five registered voters were accredited to cast their ballot, the party agents all seemed to agree with the result from the polling unit that will be transmitted to the ward collation Centre and registration area council.
IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT IN ADAMAWA GOVERNORSHIP RE-RUN
The conduct of the Governorship rerun in 69 polling units across 20 local government areas in Adamawa state has witnessed impressive turnout of voters.
Voters in Hajiya ward 001 to ward 004 in Yola South Local Government Area of the state, trooped out to vote in the rerun election.
The 15 candidates who participated in the March 18 Governorship election in Adamawa State, took part in the supplementary polls.
But all eyes were on the two major contenders in the rerun election.
The incumbent Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and Aishatu Dahiru Binani of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
After first round of voting in March, Governor Fintiri polled 421,524 votes to lead Binani, who scored 390,275 votes.
Since the election was declared inconclusive, none of the other candidates has withdrawn from the rerun, despite having no chance of winning.
The total number of Permanent Voter Cards collected in the 69 polling units where elections were cancelled is 36,935.
TVC News crew visited polling units in Yola as early as 8 in the morning, where prospective voters were already out to exercise their franchise.
Electoral officers were also on ground to begin the process.
Despite the harsh weather condition, the exercise witnessed impressive turnout, as people trooped out to excess their franchise.
Other residents not involved in the election watched the conduct with keen interest, as well party agents.
Security around the state capital was beefed up, as the 8am to 6pm restriction of movement was enforced across the state.
INEC National Commissioner supervising the election, Professor… applauded the smooth implementation of the electoral umpire’s plans.