The Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno state, Hon Usman Mamman Durkwa has expressed satisfaction with the large turnout of voters in rural communities of Marama, Kwajaffa, Shaffa, Tashan Alade, Kwayabura among others to exercise their franchise despite the fear of insecurity due to the spate of insurgency in the state in recent times.
The commissioner spoke to journalists at Azare, the council headquarters of Hawul which has suffered series of Boko Haram attacks in recent times.
Durkwa who commended the people of the area for their peaceful conduct during the governorship and house of assembly elections, also urged them to continue to relate with one another.
He as well commended INEC, security agencies and members of the vigilante youth/civilian JTF whose effort really paved ways for the smooth, peaceful and transparent conduct of the exercise.
“The turnout was impressive; it appears more impressive than what we witnessed two weeks ago. Voters have been very patient, calm and friendly.
Also speaking, member of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Ayuba Wakawa thanked the people of Hawul for coming out en masse to vote for APC, and promised that the people of the area would be carried along in government policies and programmes without political or ethnic discrimination.
Also, the chairman of Hawul council area, Dr. Andrew Usman Malgwi expressed the hope that the people of the area will never regret their votes for APC as the council will do everything possible to ensure that much government attention be given to them in the area of health, education, agriculture, social infrastructure, youth empowerment and poverty alleviation.


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