The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said he was not jittery over the Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly polls in the state.
The Governor who spoke to journalists while waiting to cast his vote at his 024(A) Runka Street, Unwgan Sarki polling unit, said with President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection, he already got a job.
“I have no fears if I win or not because the president has already won his re-election . The worse thing that could happen is for me to lose the election. But since the president has already won his reelection bid, it means I already have a job in Abuja.
“Only my staff are jittery if I win or not and I usually share this joke with them. But the security in the state has improved because everything has been orderly and from the information I am getting, polling units opened early,” he said.
Addressing journalists again after voting, el-Rufai expressed satisfaction with the conduct of electoral officials and security personnel.
“I came in here about 8.15, the INEC staff were already in place and there were no issued with the card reader and voting started more or less on time. INEC arrangement has been better. I want to commend and congratulate INEC for excellent work done so far. The report I’m getting across the state is that the arrangements are similar.
“Secondly, the security arrangement has also improved. This polling unit, I can see five to six uniformed personnel and this is very helpful in making people safe and secure in coming out to vote. Initially, the voter turnout was discouraging when I came but by the time I joined the queue, the queue lengthened and more people are trooping out to vote,” he said.