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Kaduna Announces May 12 For LG Poll

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State. Twitter

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) has fixed May 12 for the conduct of chairmanship and counsellorship election in the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.

Chairman of KADSIECOM, Dr Saratu Dikko-Audu, announced the date on Friday during a meeting with political parties and relevant stakeholders in Kaduna.

The election timetable was announced following the passage of the bill by the State House of Assembly to allow the use of electronic machine for voting during the election.

The poll was earlier scheduled to hold in December 2017 but was cancelled indefinitely due to delay in the passage of the use of electronic voting system by the state Assembly.

She said political parties would conduct their primaries for chairmanship and counsellorship positions from February 20 while the campaigns are expected to end at midnight of May 11.

The KADSIECOM boss who assured electorates that the election would be free, fair and credible, informed them that enough electronic machines have been acquired.

On ways of financing the poll, she said the chairmanship and counsellorship aspirants would pay N200,000 and N50,000 respectively to KADSIECOM.

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