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Kano residents continue with normal activities after election postponement

Residents of Kano State metropolis have continued with their normal activities after the postponement of the scheduled Presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent observed that residents of Unguwa Uku, Hotoro and Naibawa all in Tarauni Local Government Area opened their shops and have continued with their normal activities.

However, respondents had different opinions concerning the propriety or otherwise of the polls postponement.

Malam Abubakar Maishago, a trader in Hotoro area, expressed concern over the postponement, expressing hope that the new date would not also be postponed.

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He said “I was fully prepared to remain at home to exercise my civic right by voting for the candidate of my choice together with my family, unfortunately I woke up this morning with the news that the election will not take place today.

“That is why I decided to open my shop and continue with my normal business. I hope this postponement will not affect the credibility of the elections.”

Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, a resident of Unguwa Uku, who returned from his place of work in Abuja, expressed shock over the change of date for the election.

He said “I work in Abuja, I normally come home after two weeks or at the end of the month. I left Kano State last week, but had to come back for the election.

“Unfortunately now the election has been postponed to next week, I believe the change will make many people to miss the election because I don’t think people will want to come back again.”

Abdullahi, therefore, urged INEC the electoral body to do everything possible to ensure that all challenges were resolved so that the election would not be postponed again. (NAN)