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Accreditation starts late in Kaduna amidst large turn-out

2015-03-28 11:13
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Kaduna - The accreditation of voters did not start on time in most polling units in Kaduna metropolis in spite of large turn out of voters.

The media reports that in most of the wards visited, election officials did not turn up as at 8:30 a.m.

There was also no security presence at the polling centres visited.

At Ward 5 in Kabala Costain, Ward 28 on Abuja Street, Lere Street in Ungwan Dosa and ward 7 in Ungwan Liman, the officials were yet to turn up as at 8:15 a.m.

There were also no election officials at Shaba wards 007 and 031, Kajola and some other wards in Kaduna North Local Government.

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At Alimi street 003 polling unit in Kaduna, where accreditation did not start as at 8:50 a.m., the assistant presiding officer, Suleman Abdulmumini, said they were waiting for the card reader to be brought.

Accreditation, however, had commenced in some polling units including Narayi Primary School, Unguwan Liman 6.

In Chikun Local Government the distribution of election materials was ongoing as at 8:33 a.m, in spite of large turn out of voters.

The situation was, however, different in Birnin Gwari Local government, where the distribution of the materils had not started as at 9:07a.m.

In Kafanchan and Zaria Local Government Areas, accreditation of voters commenced after 8:00 a.m at Kafanchan A and B wards, as well as Garaje and Maigizo polling centres.

In Zaria, accreditation was going on at Kofan Kaura, Gyallesu, Kofan Kibu, Jushi and Kwarbai wards.

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