Tambuwal says will accept outcome of polls

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By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor

#TrackNigeria: Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal has assured that he would accept the outcome of the governorship and state assembly elections.

Speaking with news men shortly after he cast his vote at his JNI Islamiyya Primary School Tambuwal, Shiyar Ajiya Polling unit 001, he also praised voter turnout, saying “it is impressive.”

“So far, the conduct is peaceful across Sokoto State; though some challenges have been reported we are happy with the process. Moreover, I want to assure you that I will accept whatever is the outcome of the election in good faith,” Tambuwal said.

In a similar vein, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, who voted at his Magajin Rafi Polling unit 019A, Tudun Wada, expressed satisfaction for voter turnout.

He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the good conduct of the exercise and said “it showed that Nigeria’s electoral process is growing.”

Aliyu also said he would accept the outcome of the election and expressed optimism that he would be victorious.

Speaking to newsmen after casting his vote, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship Candidate, Abubakar Sadiq, also lauded the smooth conduct of the election and the turnout of voters.

Sadiq voted at about 9:50am, at Polling Unit 015, Gidan Doma, Malikawa village in Kware Local Government Area.

He however said he received complaints from his supporters that thugs disrupted the process in some polling units.

The SDP candidate said he had reported the matter to the appropriate authorities and the issue was being resolved.

He, however, expressed hope of winning the election.

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