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.

READ ALSO: Kaduna poll: NSCDC deploys 6,000 officers, el-Rufai announces curfew

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

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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.

READ ALSO: Kaduna poll: NSCDC deploys 6,000 officers, el-Rufai announces curfew

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

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Kaduna poll: Voters hail use of electronic voting machine

Voters in Rigasa area of Igabi Local Government of  Kaduna State have hailed the use of the electronic voting system in the ongoing local government election in the state.

Those who voted told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the process was easier and faster.

NAN reports that verification of voters began at about 9:00am at the two polling units in LGEA Rigasa Primary School, Lokoja road, where voters cast their vote immediately after verification.

NAN also reports that election results were printed out to show the electorate that there were no record of votes before the exercise.

READ ALSO: Kaduna poll: Voters await election officials, materials

Malama Hussaina Maiadashi who voted at polling unit 020 Daura Road, said she was happy with the voting process, saying it was easier than previous elections.

“To be honest this year’s election is better, as you can see I just arrived and within few minutes I am done with both verification and voting”, she…

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Kaduna poll: Voters hail use of electronic voting machine

Voters in Rigasa area of Igabi Local Government of  Kaduna State have hailed the use of the electronic voting system in the ongoing local government election in the state.

Those who voted told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the process was easier and faster.

NAN reports that verification of voters began at about 9:00am at the two polling units in LGEA Rigasa Primary School, Lokoja road, where voters cast their vote immediately after verification.

NAN also reports that election results were printed out to show the electorate that there were no record of votes before the exercise.

READ ALSO: Kaduna poll: Voters await election officials, materials

Malama Hussaina Maiadashi who voted at polling unit 020 Daura Road, said she was happy with the voting process, saying it was easier than previous elections.

“To be honest this year’s election is better, as you can see I just arrived and within few minutes I am done with both verification and voting”, she…

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Low turnout as voting commences in Oyo LG election

Accreditation and voting have commenced simultaneously across many polling centres in Oyo State as the local government election got underway amid low turnout.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the exercise is holding in the 33 local governments and  35 Local Council Development Areas newly created by the state government.

NAN also reported that personnel of the  Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) were sighted at polling units as well as strategic locations in the state.

Many residents also complied with the restriction order on vehicular movement although only few voters turned up for the exercise in which the opposition Peoples Democratic Party  and several other parties are not participating.

NAN reported that while officials of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) arrived on time with the necessary voting materials at many polling units, there were few voters on the…

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