The Saturday legislative re-run election has commenced peacefully in Sokoto State with a high turnout of voters in Sokoto South and Sokoto North Local Government Areas of the state.
The exercise is being conducted for the states and House of Representatives seats.
The Public Relations Officer of Independent National Electoral Commission, Malam Musa Muhammad, in Sokoto State, said that the commission recruited 2,500 Ad-Hoc Staff for the re-run elections.
Musa said election materials were distributed early and the commission also ensured that personnel reached the designated units early for the exercise.
The turnout was early and massive, and election materials were delivered at most of the units before 8.00 a.m.
The card reader is being used, while accreditation and voting started simultaneously at about 9.00 a.m in all the units with tight security.
Other areas visited are Rijiya A and B, Gobirawa, Unguwar Rogo, Emir Yahaya, Mana and Gagi.
The re-run elections are being conducted for Binji and Sokoto North state House of Assembly seats, as well as Sokoto North/Sokoto South and Isa/Sabon Birni federal constituencies.