A lot of people came out to vote in the Yobe East senatorial bye-election. Many voters showed up in Damaturu, the capital of the state, and at the Katarko polling units in Gujba local government area.
Some important people at the Katarko polling units, which were located at the Katarko primary and government day junior secondary school, spoke to reporters and were happy with the voter turnout.
The State Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Ali Mustapha, who represented the APC (All Progressive Congress) in Gujba local government, was pleased with the number of people who came to vote. He said the APC helped transport voters from Gujba town to the polling unit for free, which was why so many people showed up.
According to him, the election was peaceful and the voters followed the rules of the electoral law. He thanked the security personnel and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their support and cooperation. He also praised the voters for their patience and said the election machines were working well, making the process smooth.
People from five electoral wards in Gujba town came to the Katarko polling units to vote for their preferred candidate, Honourable Musa Mustapha of the All Progressive Congress.
However, in Damaturu, the state capital there were fewer voters in some polling units, like the Hayas polling unit. Some business owners were more focused on their businesses and didn’t come out to vote.