Two septuagenarians have expressed hope to vote in the next general elections in the country coming up in 2023.
The duo of Alhaji Mohammed Mainasara (73) and Musa Dangaladima (78) spoke to our correspondent in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, after casting their votes Saturday during the governorship and state assembly polls.
Mainasara who holds the traditional title of Danmadami Bungudu, said even though he had voted more than 10 times, he would like to vote again, if Allah wills.
“If God spares my life, I will like to vote again…I’ll glorify him,” he said.
Urging the people of Zamfara to shun anything that will destabilize the state, he said Saturday’s elections were conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.
On his part, Dangaladima said he had been voting since the era of the late premier of northern region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto.
“I don’t like what’s happening in polling units, whereby voters are told who to vote for. This is not good, and it should be stopped. Voters should be allowed to vote for candidates of their choice,” he said.