The electoral process has started in Maradun, Zamfara, which happens to be the hometown of the state governor, Bello Matawalle.
However, security personnel had to spend approximately two hours to maintain orderliness as there was a significant number of voters present at the polling centers.
According to report, election officials arrived at the polling stations as early as 8:30 a.m. However, the massive turnout of voters caused a delay in the commencement of the exercise.
Security agents, mostly personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigeria Police Force had difficulty controlling voters, especially at PU 012 and PU 021.
The situation was the same at Shiya Rafi 005, with five polling units, which also witnessed a massive turnout of voters, mostly Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The voting exercise began at 10:40 a.m. in the majority of polling units located in the area.
However, women constituted the majority of voters who participated in the Maradun Governorship and House of Assembly elections.