Critical Times News : KADUNA: My concern was to ensure free and fair election, says El-Rufai

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KADUNA: My concern was to ensure free and fair election, says El-Rufai


Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday said his main concern was to ensure that the ongoing local councils election in the state is fair, credible and transparent

El-Rufa’i made the remarks in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna shortly after he cast his vote at Unguwan Sarki polling unit 024.

“We are interested in seeing credible elections”, he said, adding that the use of electronic voting machine has made the voting process simple, easy and credible.

He, however, said his only concern was that the accreditation was done manually instead of using the card reader.

According to him, the problem emanated from the refusal of INEC to allow the state electoral commission access to the card reader machines.

He said: “After all our engagement with the INEC and assurance, they said they could not provide us with the six thousand card readers that we needed because they are preparing for Osun and Ekiti elections and the 2019 elections.

“I think is a good beginning and I hope it would end as it began.

“We heard of issues in two local governments of Jaba and Kaura in southern Kaduna. The electoral commission has to postpone the elections; they would fix a new date for the elections.

“We hope these two local governments will concentrate on security and logistics resources on the day of the scheduled election to avoid what happened there.”


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