Kaduna makes history as LG poll holds Saturday May 12 using electronic voting

Kaduna makes history as LG poll holds Saturday May 12 using electronic voting

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) is set to conduct elections into the 23 local government councils in the Saturday, 12th May 2018 using electronic voting first in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, n a statement issued by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, KADSIECOM has requested that movement on all state roads be restricted on the election day, Leadership reports.

The statement said: “Accordingly, the Kaduna state government hereby notifies the general public that vehicular movement on all state roads will be restricted between 6am and 5pm on Saturday, 12th May 2018. Security has been beefed up across the state to guarantee the peaceful and orderly conduct of the elections. The security agencies will enforce the restriction of movement.”

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The Kaduna state government appealed to residents to conduct themselves in accordance with the law, and to report any suspicious or illegal conduct to the appropriate security agencies.

Legit.ng previously reported that Governor El-Rufai said electronic voting machines will be used in the local government election of the state scheduled for May 12.

The governor said this at the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigns for the poll.

El-Rufai said his administration had invested a considerable amount in electronic voting because the APC believes that votes must count.

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The governor said the introduction of the card reader for the 2015 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) helped promote electoral integrity, saying that Kaduna is taking it a step further to bring full electronic voting.

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