The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, SIECOM, says it has concluded arrangements towards the success of the forthcoming Local government elections across the twenty three local government areas in the State.
The Electoral Officer incharge of Jema’a Local Government Area, Umaru Nuhu, gave the assurance on Wednesday at a one day sensitization program on the smooth conduct of the elections, organized by Jama’a Foundation, held in Kafanchan.
Mallam Nuhu explained that the Commission has coded each electronic machine based on the voter register of each ward and polling unit, which will make it impossible for anyone to cast his/her vote twice.
He said the machines have also been upgraded to use only Permanent Voters Card in casting votes.
In a remark, the Interim Chairman, Jema’a Local Government, Ibrahim Dayabu Danladi, commended Jama’a Foundation for organizing the meeting which he noted will go along way to provide a peaceful atmosphere for a hitch free elections.
He appealed to those seeking for elective positions during the forthcoming elections in the Local Government, to continue to caution their supporters against acts that will jeopardize the peaceful conduct of the elections.
Earlier, the National President, Jama’a Foundation, Alhaji Abdullahi Zubairu said the essence of the gathering was to sensitize the people on the forthcoming Local government elections and the need for peaceful conduct before, during and after the election.
He pointed out that the foundation does not discriminate base on religion or political affiliation, hence, the invitation across-board.
Alhaji Zubairu however, noted that God gives power to who ever he wishes, as such their is need for political actors not to take the election as a do or die affair.
PUNCH had earlier reported that the council elections have been postponed for the second time.