Low voter turn out in southern Kaduna

Low voter turn out in southern Kaduna

Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:47 pm

Femi Adi/Kaduna

El Rufai and wife being accredited in Kaduna today

El Rufai and wife being accredited in Kaduna today

As the Independent National Electoral Commission , INEC commenced accreditation exercise for the governorship and State House of Assembly elections on time in most parts of Kaduna , poor turn out of voters in the southern part of Kaduna metropolis  may affect outcome of the result in the state.

A tour of the polling units in Barnawa, Sabon-Tasha , Ungwar Romi, Kudenda,  Nasarawa , Narayi  and other parts of Christian dominated areas within the metropolis failed to turn up for accreditation even when INEC officials reported on time.

Barrister Wahab Page Igbuan resides in Barnawa , according to him voters  must have refused to come today because they belief their votes might not count afterall.

“People in these  areas turned out massively during the presidential election ,because President Jonathan was involved , but in this case, it is two brothers from  Zaria , so the turn out would be impressive in the northern areas”. Igbuan stated.

However the turn out was relatively impressive in the northern part of  the metropolis and other APC strongholds in the Kaduna Central and Kaduna North senatorial districts.

Meanwhioe, the Kaduna  All Progressives Party,  APC governorship candidate,  former Federal Capital Territory , FCT Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has commended the Independent National  Electoral Commission, INEC for rising up to the occasion  for today’s governorship election in the State .

According to El-Rufai ,  this time INEC is no doubt  better  prepared than it did during the presidential in the state, when INEC officials came late to polling units and failure of card readers to function effectively in  many polling units.

“I am impressed that the card reader is affective today and with the smooth accreditation exercise.” He Stated. 

Speaking shortly after he was accredited at about 9.58am  at his Ungwar Sarki 024 polling unit ,  El-Rufai who expressed satisfaction about the peaceful and orderly manner the accreditation is carried out in most of the areas in the state.

He said with the nationwide acceptability of the party in state, he would come out victorious.

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