Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday, delivered his polling unit for President Muhammadu Buhari with 182 votes while the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, scored 25.

The governor also wielded his political strength in the polling unit where Senator Shehu Sani contested on the platform of the People’s Redemption Party, by ensuring that his candidate who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Uba Sani, polled 236, while Sani scored 51.

El-Rufai, who got to his polling unit 024 in Agwa Seriki area of the metropolis at 9:20am, spent four hours in the queue before he was accredited and voted around 1:15pm.

The situation was, however, different in the polling unit of Senator Shehu Sani, which is also located in Agwa Seriki ward, as the PRP senatorial candidate was accredited and voted within 30 minutes.

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Sani’s main challenger, who is the APC candidate in the senatorial district, Uba Sani, also got accredited and voted within 30 minutes of arriving at his polling unit 41 in Kawo ward.

Speaking with journalists after casting his vote, El-Rufai expressed gratitude to God for the peaceful atmosphere and commended the people of the state for exercising patience despite the delay in the voting process.

He said, “I must commend the people for their patience and resilience despite the failure of card readers and the late arrival of materials in some areas of the state”

The governor stated that he had urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to extend the time of the exercise to accommodate all the registered voters affected by the delay.

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