18th March, 2023
By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has commended the peaceful conduct of the Governorship and House of Assembly election so far in the state.
AbdulRazaq gave the commendation shortly after he cast his vote at 12.45 p.m at Idigba Polling Unit 004, Adewole Ward in Ilorin West.
The governor urged the voters to come out to exercise their franchise, following reports of low turnouts in some areas.
He said that many polling units monitored in Adewole Ward recorded large turnouts.
“It’s being a mixed bag in terms of the turnout, appreciably large in some places and quite low in some areas. We urge more people to come out and vote.
“Going by the turnout in this polling unit, this is impressive. But nationwide, including in parts of Kwara State, the turnout is a bit lower than in the presidential and national assembly elections.
“On BVAS, the reports so far show that there are improvements, compared to the last elections,” he said.
The governor also commended the early arrival of polling officers.
He expressed optimism about being re-elected by Kwarans on the back of his performance in various sectors of the state.