Violence Mars Kaduna Elections As Hoodlums Snatch 41 Voting Machines, Assault Electoral Officers

The Chairman of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission Saratu Audu-Dikko has mentioned about 41 digital voting machines have been snatched throughout the election on Saturday which turned violent in some areas. 

In Giwa and Igabi native authorities areas of the state, hoodlums vandalised not lower than 11 digital voting machines throughout the council polls.

Violence Mars Kaduna Elections As Hoodlums Snatch 41 Voting Machines, Assault Electoral Officers 2

Audu-Dikko mentioned electoral officers have been assaulted by the hoodlums who carted away some election supplies, Cable experiences.

“Thirty EVMs were carted away at Kwarau in Igabi local government, with two destroyed, while nine others at Panhauya in Giwa local government, were equally vandalised,” she mentioned.

“The hoodlums also carted away election materials and assaulted the driver and staff of the commission conveying the materials.”

The chairman additionally said that another workers of the fee, together with ad-hoc workers, have been additionally assaulted within the aforementioned areas.

Earlier, the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, expressed concern over the low turnout of voters throughout the election.

Speaking after casting his vote on the Ungwan Sarkin polling unit 001 within the Kaduna north native authorities space, el-Rufai attributed the low turnout to the late arrival of among the election supplies.

He, nevertheless, mentioned there was an unlimited enchancment within the election course of in comparison with that of 2018.

According to El-Rufai, the digital voting machine makes it not possible for voters to bask in a number of voting.

He mentioned the APC doesn’t need to win all over the place, including that the occasion has labored for the individuals of the state.

“You activate the voting machine with your voter’s card once you have been accredited. The whole process takes less than 15 seconds; it’s very quick and efficient and you see your ballot paper being printed,” he mentioned.

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Violence Mars Kaduna Elections As Hoodlums Snatch 41 Voting Machines, Assault Electoral Officers

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