By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The ongoing Presidential and N’Assembly elections in Kaduna state witnessed massive turn out of electorate.
Daily News Precise who monitored the situation reports that electorate came out as early as 6:00 am in their large number, especially women including senior citizens were seen on queue for hours waiting to cast their vote for the candidates of their choice.
The electorate in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State complained bitterly of late arrival of election materials.
At the Sabon Tasha Primary School (Under Bridge) which happens to be the collation Centre for Chikun LGA with five Polling Units 003. While INEC ended distributing election materials to all units in the LGA by 10:30am, accreditation and voting commenced in the five PUs 003 at 10am, 10:30am, 10:44am, 11:10am and 11:19am respectively.
At the Polling Unit (UP) 008 NITEL Quarters, voting did not commenced until 12noon as electorate alleged that one booklet meant for Senatorial candidature was said to be missing from the materials distributed by INEC to the unit.
This development got the electorate very angry where they accused INEC officials of trying to be funny. Just as when the Presiding Officer (PO), arrived the scene to commenced the business of the day but the card reader was discovered to be malfunction.
As at the time of filing this report, there is no case of violence and thuggery in any part of Kaduna state.