Shaibu said this while speaking with journalists shortly after casting his vote at his polling unit at Jattu, Etsako West local government.
Shaibu voted at his Ward 11, unit 5, at about 10: 30 am.
“I am optimistic that we will win the election. You know I am a man of the people and we have a technocrat as a governor, people who ordinarily would not have come are out to vote are all here, so I am expecting a bigger victory for us”.
He said though he is satisfied with the turn out of voters it would have been more if not for initial tension that follows the electioneering campaign.
“I have never lost the election, I am a grassroots politician and a man of the people. The crowd would have been more than this but I think as time goes on, people will turn up for the election.
“Don’t forget this is my community and whether there is a gunshot or not, they must stand by me”.
He said at the moment, the election is peaceful but we don’t know what will happen later.
“But you know at this time of the election, things are usually peaceful, things get worse during the collation of result.
“I heard that in some stronghold of the governor Card readers are not working well but I am yet to confirm that”, he said.
Source: Sun News
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