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Turnout of voters in the LG poll impressive - Reps Hon komsol Alphonsus Longgap

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

9th October, 2021.

Komsol Alphonsus Longgap the member representing Shendam/Quanpaan/Mikang federal constituency of Plateau , on Saturday described the turnout of voters in the Local government elections in Shendam  as impressive and demonstration of their faith in the democratic process at the grassroots.

Longgap who voted at  Kwapuwa Polling unit expressed optimism that APC  would sweep the poll due to the sterling performance of the current administration in the state .

“I’m overwhelmed with the level of turnout by our people to participate in the election; it is a show of appreciation of the democracy dividends enjoyed by the people.”

It could be recalled that the Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC),  on Saturday, conducted the long-awaited local government election  in the 17 LGAs of the state.

The election witnessed the participation of several  political parties, except the Peoples Democratic Party PDP  Congress, which was barred by  

PLASIEC from participating in the elections . 

Our  reporter  who visited some wards on Saturday, learnt that the elections started at the right time by 8am  and witnessed 

large turnout in rural communities especially that of the Southern Part of Plateau .


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