The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commended voters for their impressive turnout at the ongoing Bassa/Jos North Federal constituency and Pankshin South state constituency by-elections in Plateau.
Abdullahi Zuru, the INEC National Commissioner in charge of by-elections, gave the commendation on Saturday, in Jos.
Zuru, who said he had moved around to monitor the elections, also lauded the voters for conducting themselves peacefully.
“I have visited some places, and so far, voting is going on well; the turnout was also impressive.
Yes, voting started in some places behind schedule, and this was because of logistics challenges, but that has been sorted out.
Above all, voters were conducting themselves in a peaceful manner.
“I hope that every election in the future will be this peaceful and rancour-free,” he said.
Zuru assured residents of the state that the commission would remain neutral in ensuring free and fair polls.
Further reports show that voting was still ongoing in some parts of the constituencies where elections were being conducted at the time of filing this report.
Plateau By-Election: INEC commends voters