Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) on Thursday warn those who carted away electronic voting machines in the state to return them in their own interest or face the full weight of the when caught.
Chairman of KADSIECOM, Dr. Saratu Binta Dikko-Audu gave the warning in her office on Thursday while presenting the certificates of return to winners of council election in Chikun and Kajuru.
She also presented a certificate of return to winners of the rerun election in three other local government areas at the commission’s head office in Kaduna
Recall that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were carted away at Kwarau in the Igabi Local Government Area, with two destroyed, while nine others at Panhauya, Giwa Local Government Area, were equally vandalised during local government elections held on September 5, 2021.
The hoodlums also carted away election materials and assaulted the driver and staff of the commission conveying the materials.
Dr. Dikko-Audu, however, says the election was not yet over, “since we still have two Local Governments to conduct elections; Birnin Gwari and Zangon Kataf.”
She pleaded with all political parties and their members to give democracy a chance and let the citizens of the remaining Local Governments make their choice and allow peace to reign.
She congratulated all stakeholders for being part of the historic process.
“You are part of history by taking part in an election that was conducted via electronic voting.
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