Kaduna poll: Voters await election officials, materials

Delay in the distribution of election materials have left voters, who turned out to elect their local government officials on Saturday, stranded in most parts of Kaduna metropolis, Chikun and Igabi Local Areas

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that election materials were yet to be deployed to voting centres monitored as at 11:00 am, raising concerns among some as to whether the election would hold.

In parts of Chikun, Kaduna South  and Kajuru LGAs, the election materials were yet to be distributed.

A voter at High cost polling unit,  Michael Akok said he came out since 7 a.m expecting that the election would commence on time.

He said other residents were out also waiting to be verified before they can start voting but the officials were no where around the polling unit.

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An official Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission at Narayi Collation center, Vincent Joshua, said that the delay…

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Anambra Youth Back IGP, Slam Senate

No fewer than one hundred youths on the platform of Anambra State Youth Organisation on Friday stage a solidarity march in support of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the youths carrying placards with various inscriptions marched through Amawbia by-pass and adjourning streets before ending at Anambra Police Headquarters, Amawbia.

Some of the placards which the demonstrators carried read; “Senate public is watching’’, “Senate should leave the working IGP alone’’, “ IGP not enemy of democracy and IGP Ibrahim Idris is competent.’’

Spokesman of the organisation, Mr. Anthony Ogbugu, said the decision to hold the demonstration was to correct the wrong impression Nigeria Senate was creating of the IGP.

“It is wrong for the senate to declare that IGP is unfit to hold public office when Mr. Idris is doing a lot to salvage the problem of insecurity in the country.

“Since the appointment of Mr. Idris as the…

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