Africa’s leading entrepreneur and Chairman of Dangote Group, Mr Aliko Dangote, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the smooth conduct of the polls.
Speaking after casting his vote in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State on Saturday, Africa’s richest man is optimistic that the polls will reflect the wishes of the majority.
He encouraged Nigerians to participate in the remaining polls, stressing that it is the only opportunity they have to elect credible leaders for the next four years.
Dangote described the voting process as ‘good and well arranged, adding that the deployment of technology has made the elections different from previous ones.
“The process is quite good and well arranged. I must thank the President, INEC and everybody for making this election to be totally different one because of the use of technology,” he stated.
“The turnout is very impressive, I am very impressed with what I have seen. I have been voting since 1999 when we returned to democracy.
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“This time around, I have seen quite a lot of people more than the usual time. Yes, there are one or two complaints about somebody not seeing the party of his choice on the senatorial ballot, I am sure they are going to sort that out.”
According to him, there is no need for Nigerians to get registered without turning out to vote on election day.
He challenged the citizens to channel their energy meant for complaining by coming out to vote for credible leaders at all levels.