Babangida Aliyu of Niger could not vote in the Niger East senatorial by-election on Saturday as he forgot his voter card in Abuja.
He told at the Umaru Musa Polling Unit in Minna that he would abide by the rule which states that one cannot vote without having a voter card.
“I forgot my voter card in Abuja, which was human error, but I must commend those that came out to vote’’, he said.
Aliyu, who was accompanied by his wife, said reports reaching him indicated a peaceful election in the zone.
The senatorial seat became vacant following the death of Sen. Awaisu Kuta, who had held the seat.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Emannuel Onucheyo, reiterated that the rule bars anybody without card from voting.
“The commission’s policy is “no voter card, no voting’’, he said in a text message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria