Front-runners of the 2023 presidential election, Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Peter Obi of the Labor Party, and Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso have all already cast their votes at their respective polling stations in the 2023 presidential election.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi voted at his Amatutu ward 2, polling unit 019, Agulu community in Anaocha Local Government Area.
Obi, who voted at about 11:45 am, expressed optimism of his victory.
He told journalists that he is satisfied with the conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, so far in the election, and hoped that the same was happening in other places across the country.
“This election is very important to Nigeria, and I have confidence of victory.
“I have the mental capacity, energy and drive to lead this country. We need to get things right in Nigeria,” the presidential candidate said.
In Adamawa, presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has expressed optimism of winning the presidential election.
Atiku stated this while speaking with newsmen after casting his vote at Ajiya 02, in Gwadabawa Ward, Yola North Local Government of Adamawa.
Atiku cast his vote at exactly 9 .10 am. The PDP presidential candidate expressed optimistic that victory is his own.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, lamented the late start of voting at his polling unit. Addressing reporters after voting, Kwankwaso said accreditation and voting didn’t start in the polling unit till 11 am as against 08:30am. He, therefore, appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission to be a “little bit patient” for his supporters to vote.
Kwankwaso cast his vote at a polling unit in the Kwankwaso town of the Madobi Local Government Area of Kano State.
In Lagos, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has cast his vote.
He voted at Ward 3, Polling Unit 85, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, around 10:20am.
The former governor of the state arrived at the polling unit alongside his wife, Oluremi Tinubu.
Tinubu, who noted that the election is unique, said he was confident he would win the poll.