There have been a low Low turnout of voters at Kwara Election ,Many of such voters were sighted in company with party leaders who turned out to cast their votes while the restriction on vehicular movement was not strictly enforced.
Commercial motor cycle operators were also sighted going about their normal businesses while some artisans opened their shops for business.
At Pake polling unit in Ilorin East Local Government, there were only a few voters as at 8.00 a.m. when accreditation and voting commenced.
A former governor of Kwara, Sen. Bukola Saraki, and a former Acting National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the turnout of voters for the local government election.
Saraki, representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, told newsmen at his Agbaji, Ilorin, family house that voters’ turnout would improve as voting continued.
He expressed gratitude to the people of the state for their continued support to the PDP, saying the turnout was commendable.
Baraje, in his remarks, expressed the belief that the PDP would win the council poll.
“We have done it before, we are still doing it. Kwara State is a unique state that delivers right from the grassroots to the national level for the PDP, ‘’ he said.
He also dismissed speculations that policemen were withdrawn from providing security during the election.
I can see security men here and there. They are very much around. I was coming from GRA to my family house here and they stopped me in about three or four places,’’ he said.
Baraje expressed the hope that the crisis in the PDP at the national level would end once law and order were respected. (NAN)