Members of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, who monitored voting centres across the 312 wards of the 27 local government areas in Borno State on Saturday said there was improvement in voters turnout during Governorship and House of Assembly election over the Presidential and Senate election.
The chairman of IPAC, Muktar Abdallah in a statement on Saturday said reports from all IPAC observers in all the wards in Borno State “have indicated higher turn out of voters in today’s governorship and state assembly elections as against the turn out for the Presidential and national assembly elections held on February 23.”
IPAC is an umbrella body of all registered political parties that fielded candidates for elections in Borno State including the PDP and APC, which are the two leading parties in Borno.
Abdallah said that the council had after receiving reports from all polling unitsacknowledged that there was initial delay of voters’ turn out but by midday, the turn out grew in most urban areas like Maiduguri, Jere, Konduga, Biu, Chibok and other parts of the State.
He said the council was generally impressed with the voters’ turn out and peaceful conduct of the elections across Borno State.
He advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to sustain its established credibility during ongoing collation of results the same way it did after the Presidential and national assembly elections.