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

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The Chairman of Kaduna State Unbiased Electoral Fee Saratu Audu-Dikko has stated 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.



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

“Thirty EVMs have been carted away at Kwarau in Igabi native authorities, with two destroyed, whereas 9 others at Panhauya in Giwa native authorities, have been equally vandalised,” she stated.

“The hoodlums additionally carted away election supplies and assaulted the motive force and workers of the fee conveying the supplies.”

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.

Talking 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 a few of the election supplies.

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

In line with El-Rufai, the digital voting machine makes it unimaginable for voters to take pleasure in a number of voting.

He stated the APC doesn’t need to win in all places, including that the social gathering has labored for the individuals of the state.

“You activate the voting machine along with your voter’s card upon getting been accredited. The entire course of takes lower than 15 seconds; it’s very fast and environment friendly and also you see your poll paper being printed,” he stated.

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