Elections 2019 Updates

March 9, 2019

Poll: Buhari, Jonathan vote as Obasanjo says ‘no comment’

Poll: Buhari, Jonathan vote as Obasanjo says ‘no comment’

Obasanjo, Buhari and Jonathan

By Anthony Ogbonna

Current and former Presidents of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have cast their votes in the ongoing governorship and state houses of assembly elections in the country.

Obasanjo, Buhari and Jonathan

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Buhari cast his vote at his polling unit 003 Kofar Baru III, Gidan Niyam, Daura, Katsina State.

While Obasanjo voted at Abeokuta North LG, ward 11, PU 022, in Ogun state, Jonathan cast his ballot at unit 39, Ward 13 at the Otazi Playground, Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

Mr. Jonathan voted at 10.3o a.m, where his wife later voted too.

Meanwhile, after casting his vote, Mr. Obasanjo refused to comment on the electoral process. Instead, he simply said ‘No comment’ and entered his car and left.

Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made the president’s statement known to newsmen.

According to the statement by Shehu, ““I think that in this country, we have people who are determined to take power at all cost and as you can see from the commencement of electioneering they have targeted national institutions – the court, the police, INEC and whoever has a role in the process – they have targeted those institutions for destruction. “We are not at all surprised that we have people who are out there to undermine this process.