Two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Dr Bukola Saraki and Alh Abubakar Kawu Baraje have expressed optimism that the party’s presidential candidte, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will emerge victorious in today’s election.
Saraki and Baraje spoke in separate interviews with newsmen after their accreditation at their Ajikobi and Mogaji Baboko polling units respectively.
They declared that with the large turnout of voters, the APC was heading for a landslide victory in both the presidential and national assembly elections in the state.
Saraki, the APC leader in the state commended the peaceful conduct of the exercise.He said the peaceful conduct of the exercise is a clear indication that the electorate are yearning for change.
He noted that the little hitches encountered in the use of card reader will be overcome by INEC . He assured that the peaceful conduct of the electorate as witnessed today was an indication that the process will be better than the previous elections.
On his part, Baraje expressed optimism that the exercise will be successful. He assured that the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari will win the elections.
Baraje confirmed plans by the opposition to eliminate some APC chieftains before the election. He added that a host of other APC chieftains were also marked for arrest on trump-up charges. There was massive turn-out of voters across the state.
The accreditation in most polling units was without hitch save in some few areas where the machine did not function properly. The voters also conducted themselves during accreditation and voting proper.
The APC candidate for the Ilorin West/Asa federal constituency urged his constituents to maintain their peaceful and orderly conduct in the subsequent elections.
He also commended the security arrangement on ground and expressed hope that it would be sustained.
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