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Buhari’s CoS, Ibrahim Gambari casts votes in Kwara, urges electorates to remain peaceful

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Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the ongoing Governorship and House of Assembly polls in Kwara State.

Gambari spoke to journalists in Ilorin the Kwara State capital shortly after casting his votes at the Polling Unit 005 Akanbi ward IV, ROYAL NEWS reports.

According to him, “I feel very happy that th3 election exercise is peacef and calm and I urge voters to conduct themselves in peaceful manner in line with Mr. President’s legacies and mandates.

“I also advise winners and loosers to play by the rules of the game. Loosers should explore peaceful and legal means to pirsue their interest and shun all forms of violence. This is the only our democracy can develop and be sustained. “

Speaking further on the Supreme Court
judgement on the redesigned and old naira notes, Professor Gambari exprssed confidence that the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and his team will make more cash available in the country in order to reduce the sufferings bitting hards on Nigerians.

Kwara: INEC presiding officer showing BVAS screening to the party agents ahead of the commencement of voting at Isale Maliki, Ita Kolo polling unit 014, in Ilorin South LG area of Kwara State.

Meanwhile, eligible voters in the state trooped out to various polling booths in their areas for the governorship and House of Assembly elections.

It was gathered that the exercise, which witnessed peaceful conduct of electorate, also saw security operators manning major roads and streets in the state capital to ensure compliance with election guidelines.

Presence of EFCC officials at PU 010 Mogaji Aare 2 in Ilorin East

The elections started early in such areas as Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Irepodun and Asaba local government areas of the state, an improvement on the presidential election when late arrival of materials and personnel characterized commencement of the polls.

Presence of NDLEA officer at PU 016 Mogaji Are 2 in Ilorin East

Officials of the Nigeria Police Force, (NPF), NDLEA, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were also seen in some areas to monitor conduct of the elections.

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