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Polls: Large voter turnout in Kano amidst tight security

There was also total compliance with the order restricting the movement of unauthorised vehicles in the city with the streets virtually deserted.

• March 18, 2023
Ballot box
Ballot box [Credit: Ibrahim Mansur/TheCable]

A huge turnout of voters is being witnessed in the governorship and assembly elections in Kano as people troop out to exercise their franchise.

The voters, especially in parts of the Municipal and Nasarawa Local Government Areas, thronged their polling units as early as 7:00 a.m.

The election personnel and materials also arrived as early as 8:00 a.m. at various polling centres, especially at the Emir’s Palace, Kwalli Police Station, School For Arabic Studies and the Old Kano State Library.

Other polling units that witnessed the development were those located in Gidan Makama Primary School, Unguwar Gini Comprehensive Health Centre, Magwan Primary School, and Government Junior Secondary School, Race Course.

Similarly, security was tight in all the areas visited with military personnel, the police, Civil Defence, FRSC and other operatives manning major streets and screening people as they approached the polling stations.

There was also total compliance with the order restricting the movement of unauthorised vehicles in the city with the streets virtually deserted.

Shops, shopping malls, restaurants and other places of human endeavour remained closed in compliance with the police order.

It was also observed that voter turnout was impressive as people came out early to cast their votes in a conducive atmosphere.


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