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By Bukola Olasanmi
Elections in two out of the 23 local governments of Kaduna State have been canceled due to secuirty concerns.
Results of the elections in remaining 21 local governments are however being expected.
Heavy down pour in five local governments in the Southern part of the state prevented many from coming out to vote.
Our correspondents reported that the rains started very early in the morning and continued till day time in local governments like Sanga, Jemaa, Zangon Kataf, Kaura and Jaba.
Our correspondents reported that elections in Jaba and Kaura local governments ran into hitches when in the process of distribution, hoodlums hijacked the materials and left with them.
An eye witness said the hoodlums attacked the State Independent Electoral Commission ,SIECOM, offices making both the officials and others to run for their lives.
The officials of the electoral commission were said to have discontinued with the process in the 2 LGs.
In Jaba local government, some of the residents are said to have continued waiting hoping to go on with the process even when it was halted by officials of the electoral commission.
Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai confirmed the development saying a new date has to be fixed to have elections in the 2 LGs.
The governor said the electoral commission considers it best to postpone the election in the two LGs.
“But we are hoping that before the end of the day result will start coming out from other local government.
“And we are very at peace with the process so far,” he added.
El Rufai said he does not care whether his party, the All Progressive Congress wins or loses at the local government election as long as it was credible free and fair.
Speaking shortly after casting his vote at the Ungwan Sarkin polling station, governor El Rufai said although there were initial hiccups with the electronic voting machine, the problems have been resolved and votes were going on smoothly.
Materials arrived late in many polling stations while voting machines could not pick up in some.
But the turn out in many places was high as people waited to cast their votes
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