Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly has expressed worry over widespread voter apathy among citizens in the State.
The Speaker, Yakubu Sanda was speaking at his polling unit shortly after he cast his vote at Jantudu, Gurum Ward of Pengana Constituency, Bassa local government area of the state.
Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda noted that information reaching him has it that the election though generally peaceful across the state, witnessed low turnout in most of the polling units which he said calls for concern.
While thanking God for the opportunity to vote in an election that he is contesting, the Speaker expressed optimism of winning the election to represent the people of his constituency for the second time in the State Assembly and that the All Progressives Congress will also win the Governorship election by the grace of God.
He reminded the citizens that power comes from God and as such, they should be calm and ready to accept the outcome of the elections in good fate and celebrate with whoever wins.
Some electorates who cast their vote at the same polling unit with the Speaker, Mr. Joel Saleh and Mrs. Jummai Aminu commended the process and the peaceful conduct of the people, believing that with the peaceful process, their votes will count at the end of the day.
They appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to address some of the problems they witnessed in the last elections to avoid further complain from the electorates.
The election as monitored in many polling units in Jos north and Bassa local government areas show low turnout of voters compared to the last Presidential and National Assembly elections in those areas.