The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chapter in Zamfara State has expressed concern about the lack of security personnel, particularly policemen, in the majority of the voting locations throughout the State during the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections on Saturday.
The party claimed that voting had yet to start in numerous polling places in the State in a statement issued through the Dauda Lawal Media Office in Gusau.
Concern has grown about alleged efforts by in-office governors in various States to rig the elections, nevertheless.
Parts of the statement are as follows: “The current condition of affairs in Zamfara State is alarming, as voting has not yet begun in the majority of the state’s polling places.
There is no sign of the police who are supposed to protect INEC personnel, voting equipment, and voters.
The Zamfara State PDP is concerned and thinks the state government is planning to use extrajudicial tactics to obstruct the legal system.
“There is already information of thugs attacking voters in Gummi, Zurmi, Bungudu, Mafara, and Shinkafi Local Government Areas.
“We call on the Inspector General of Police to call the Zamfara State commissioner of police to order. The police should be neutral, not partisan.