Taraba State Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on Saturday called on the youth in the area and the state at large to eschew all forms of violence and accept the results of both the Presidential and National Assembly in good faith.
He made the call while fielding questions from Journalists shortly after casting his vote alongside his wife at Isa II Polling Unit in Mutum Biyu Ward ‘A’, Gassol LGA of the state.
Manu who appreciated the turn-up of voters at various Polling Units in the area expressed dissatisfaction with the time voting commenced at his polling unit.
“I feel excited with the way the process is moving. I also want to urge INEC to brace up to start at the scheduled time in the next election. I also understand that most of the newly created polling units have not gotten their electoral materials to commence their voting especially Namnen Ward in Gassol and Kungana Ward in Bali LGA,” he lamented.
Engr. Haruna Manu also expressed delight over the non-report of violence from anywhere and was optimistic that peace will continue to prevail across the state.
He further called on the youth in the state to eschew all forms of electoral malpractices, stating that anywhere there was violence, votes would not be counted at the polling unit.
Recalled that Gassol Local Government Area comprised of Yerima Ward, Gassol Ward, Wuryo Ward, Sandurje Ward, Sansani Ward, and Sabongida Ward which made Gassol 1 with Hon. Kaura A. Abdullahi is the serving House of Assembly member under the platform of PDP.
There is also Mutum Biyu Ward A, Mutum Biyu Ward B, Namnen Ward, Shira Ward, Gunduma Ward, and Tutare Ward making Gassol II with Hon. Suleiman Abbis is the serving assembly member on the platform of APC.
The election at the LG was competitive especially that the gubernatorial Candidate of the NNPP, Prof. Sani Yahaya is also from the area.