Kaduna LG polls: El-Rufai loses polling unit


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday lost his 01 Polling Unit at Ungwan Sarki in Kaduna North Local Government Area of the state.

According to the Presiding Officer, Muhammad Sani, who announced the results, of the total vote cast of 159, the PDP polled 86 votes as against the APC’s 62 votes for the chairmanship position.

In the Councillorship result announced, the opposition party also trounced the ruling party with 100 votes against 53.

Earlier, the governor had expressed confidence in the voting process, saying that the outcome should be acceptable by all the parties in the election as it was nearly impossible to rig it.

El-Rufai had stated that electronic voting machine used in the election is an improvement over the one used in the 2018 local government elections, where multiple voting were experienced.

Recalled that Eligible voters in the 19 of the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, exercised their civic responsibilities by electing Chairmen and Councillors on Saturday in the council elections.

The Kaduna State Electoral Commission had suspended elections in four local government Areas in the state due to security concerns.

The SIECOM’s Chairman, Saratu Dikko-Audu, announced the suspension of polls at four LGAs of the state.

The affected LGAs are Chikun, Kajuru, Birnin- Gwari and Zango-Kataf.

This was the second LG polls since 2018 when elections were conducted in the state, using the electronic voting machine.

There was voters’ apparthy in some parts of the state during the polls.

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