The Kaduna State Governor,Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, last night said the
electronic voting machine prototype has been tested and that the Local
Government elections will possibly hold in July this year.
El-rufai stated this when the outgoing Kaduna State Interim Management
Committee Chairmen paid him a valedictory visit at the Government
The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM) had
proposed electronic voting for the forthcoming local government
elections in the state.
The Chairmen who are set to leave office on Wednesday, 29th of March
have described Governor El-Rufai as a true leader and a gift to the
Speaking on behalf of the group, outgoing Chairman of Jaba local
government area, Mr Ben Kure, said Governor El-Rufai has proven that
local government autonomy is very possible.
The interim chairmen commended the Governor for his exemplary
leadership, for trusting them with public funds and for teaching them
to be accountable to the people.
Kure also noted that Kaduna State had been witnessing stunted growth,
until Governor El-Rufai was elected into office.
On his part, Governor El-Rufai thanked the outgoing IMC Chairmen for
the good work they have done so far, even in difficult times.
El-Rufai, urged anyone of the outgoing Chairmen who has the interest
to contest in the coming Local Government elections to do so as the
level playing ground will be for all aspirants. ELANZANEWS.M