Thousands of internally Displaced (IDPs) were forced to trek several
kilometres in an attempt to cast their votes last Saturday, 2015 in
They were seen in droves as they defied the heat which meteorologist
place at 40 degrees even as they trek for onward of nearly 20
This perhaps explain why Governor James Bala Nggilari of Adamawa state
looked sad and sombre after gritting accredited at Modibbo Adama
University of Technology (MAUTECH) allotted to IDPs from Madagali
local government area.
Governor Nggilari hails from Madagali Local government area where
soldiers liberated some weeks back from the hands of Boko Haram.
Speaking to newsmen, the Governor lamented the plight of seeing how
the IDPs were being made to trek a long distance from the town.
He wondered why logistics provided were not properly harnessed and the
people made to suffer adding that everything was supposed to have been
put in place to ease these hardships.
The state Governor lamented with such a situation he wondered whether
the people would successfully cast their votes.
Also at the University voting point, onetime Special Adviser to Mr
President on Political matters, Alhaji Ahmed Ali Gulak in a chat with
newsmen, believed that the election process would have better
organised than what is being experienced.
He however said what is happening could be best be described as an
isolated case adding that they were made to understand that vehicles
would be provided.
On the issue of card readers, they former Special Adviser said it
should have been used now but properly during bye elections.
Former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji
Bamanga Tukur says he sees the card reader as a part of development as
according to him the card has been successfully used in Ghana and
The world he says has since become a global village with the media a
special group urging the media to be truthful in their reportage and
should void sentiments.
Alhaji Bamanga Tukur urges all contestants to see the issue as do or
die affairs one and must congratulate the winner.
Nigerians he says in a response to a question must have the freedom to
select and choose who they want
Meanwhile, turn out at this year election was the most unprecedented
and thousands came to cast their votes.
Among those who cast their votes was former vice president Atiku
Abubakar, Bamanga Tukur and very top eminent Adamawa indigenes.
Everything went on peaceful as there were slight hitches in respect of
the card reader.
Meanwhile, results are beginning to trickle in while they are yet to
be finally announced by INEC.
For example from Nassarawo ward, votes casted for the Presidential
ticket has APC 5172 votes and the PDP 1981.
The Senate has APC 3678, the PDP 774, PDM 2585 and SDP no vote while
the House of Representatives saw APC with 4732, PDP 1132, PDM 665 and
the SDP 336 votes.
House of Representatives Madagali LGA has PDP with 4262, APC 3534, PDM
249 and SDP 124 votes while in Gwadabawa Ward in Yola North, Buhari
has 197 votes to Jonathan’s 114 votes.
For the senate APC has 151 votes, PDM 129 votes, PDP 34 votes and Kowa
one vote and for the Reps, APC has 163 votes while the PDP had 69
Security at the General Murtala Mohammed College where all the
collated results will be released security breaches.
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