Kaduna State Government has said that Electronic Voting Machines have been introduced for its Local Government Elections to ensure free, fair and credible election. Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bala Bantex, who represented the State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i, explained that the decision followed the need for an acceptable local government election.
He disclosed that plans are underway to give local governments full autonomy to enabled them perform their statutory functions as arms of government, while urging the people of the state to support government in its effort at making Kaduna great again.
Earlier, the Chairperson of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM), Dr Saratu Binta Diko Audu has assured people of the state a transparent local government election using electronic voting machine.
She, therefore, enjoined stakeholders in the election to cooperate and support the commission to succeed.