Bauchi Supplementary, rerun polls, an improvement over 2019 exercise – REC

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REC, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi (middle) speaking newsmen in Gamawa the  Gamawa and Zaki Federal Constituencies’ supplementary/rerun elections

By Huseyn Mbar

Gamawa () – The () in State, has described the ongoing supplementary and rerun elections in Zaki and Gamawa councils as an improvement over 2019 polls.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, stated this Saturday  while fielding questions newsmen in Gamawa.

“The current peaceful, large turnout of voters, as well as the electoral processes, have shown that there is improvement compared the last elections.

“The process is 90 per cent peaceful; there is large turnout of voters and there was case of votes buying and other electoral malpractices,” Abdullahi said.

He assured that would continue improve its ensure that it excelled during subsequent elections.

Abdullahi also commended , , the media and electorates for their cooperation.

Alhaji Awal Jatau of the People’ Democratic Party (PDP), Tata Umar of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and 19 other candidates are participating in the supplementary polls of Federal for Zaki .

Madaki Gololo of the PDP and 20 other candidates are contesting for the Gamawa seat, while Mohammed Garba of the APC had earlier been excluded the by an .

NAN recalls that the Court of Appeal, Jos Division, on Nov. 14, 2019, sacked All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, Umar Tata, representing Zaki Federal .

The same court nullified the of Garba Gololo of APC representing Gamawa Federal of Bauchi State and disqualified him for presenting forged certificates to contest in the .

The court also, in a consensus judgment, ordered to conduct re-run in the area within 90 days, excluding APC or its candidate participating.