Kaduna Voters left in bizarre situation as Election officials and materials failed to show up in some local government in Kaduna state,

Voters have been left stranded in Chilling and Igabi Local government in Kaduna states as they turned out in numbers fu o vote for their favorite officials at the local government level today May 12, 2018.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that election materials were yet to be deployed to voting centres monitored as at 11:00 am, raising concerns among some of the as to whether the election would hold.

In parts of Chikun, Kaduna South and Kajuru LGAs the election materials were yet to be distributed.

One of the voters voters Michael Akok told reporters that he Arrived at the polling station as early as 7:00am waiting to be verified, same as other residents,  But the Materials and Inec officials are nowhere to be found.

An official Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission at Narayi Collation center, Mr Vincent Joshua, said that the delay is caused by the commission local government office.

He said the officials were out since 6a.m in order to get materials to go to their various polling units but there was delay.

In Chikun Local Government, turn out in most of the areas was impressive as people were seen at different polling units awaiting commencement of the exercise.

“We came out early for accreditation and voting but to our surprise we have not seen anything yet.

“This is 10:20 am and no polling station have started doing anything.
We want to vote and exercise our franchise but the officials are not here for us to vote.
As of the time of surveillance, no security official was found on the road from Barnawa to Kujama.

However, in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government, the distribution of election materials to the 26 polling units in the area was concluded early.
There was also heavy deployment of security personnel comprising the police, civil defence corps and civilian JTF.

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