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Niger Presidential election: Accreditation, voting commences peacefully in Kano



Accreditation of voters and voting in Sunday’s Niger Republic Presidential election are going on peacefully in Kano centre, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A NAN correspondent monitoring the election reports that the simultaneous processes commenced around 8 a.m. with large turn-out of voters at the Niger Republic Consulate office, venue of the election.

NAN reports that security was also very tight as both the Nigeria policemen and security operatives from Niger Republic were seen keeping vigil at the venue.

It was also observed that people coming into the venue were being thoroughly screened to ensure that only eligible voters were allowed into the venue.

Besides, there were adequate election materials at the two designated polling units.

A cross section of voters who spoke to NAN on the arrangements commended the Nigerian government for deploying adequate security personnel at the venue.

One of the voters, Malam Abduollahi Amma, expressed satisfaction with the entire process, particularly the security arrangement.

“I feel happy about the security arrangement, we feel as if we are at home,” he said.
Another voter, Mr Samadou Haruona-Amaduo, also expressed happiness about the entire security arrangement at the venue.

“We are satisfied with the whole arrangement because peace is the major factor in any process,” he said.