Voters in five polling units in Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State trooped out Saturday morning to decide the political fate of Dahiru Liman as the representative of Makera Constituency as well as the speaker in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
The election process commenced on schedule as election personnel and voting materials were dispatched to polling units affected in the rerun elections in time.
With Keen observation from our SILVERBIRD NEWS CORRESPONDENT MICAH JAJA,
The voting exercise commenced at 8.15 am at polling unit 005 located at Government Day Secondary School Barnawa which has 750 registered voters.
He also noted that,there was an appreciable turnout of voters of both men and women who were conducting themselves orderly in the presence of party agents.
In the Kakuri Gwari, he stated that in the voting center, unit 006, there are 795 registered voters. As Voters were already casting their votes as of 9.30 am.
The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Ali Dabigi alongside a combined team from sister agencies namely the NSCDC, Immigration, Federal Road Safety, NDLEA, and combined military force were on the alert monitoring and ensuring the process was not threatened
In another development, some party agents complained of massive buying of votes.
Recall that the Appeal Court in Abuja Division nullified the election of Hon Yusuf Dahiru Liman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Makera Constituency who eventually emerged as the Speaker. Kaduna State House of Assembly.
The Court therefore ordered a rerun in five polling units following the petition of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon Solomon Nuhu Katuka, and the PDP.
It was also on record that Liman’s election was nullified by the Kaduna Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on September 30 and ordered a rerun in 42 polling units, 37 in Makera ward, two in Barnawa ward, one in Kakuri Gwari ward, one in Television ward and one in Kakuri Hausa ward.
But APC and Dahiru Liman filed an appeal against the judgment of the Tribunal while they also filed a cross-appeal seeking an outright declaration.
Our correspondent will file more details in a subsequent bulletin.