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Again, Kaduna postpones council election


Independent National Electoral Commission


The Kaduna Independent Electoral Commission has announced an indefinite postponement of State Local Council election earlier fixed for June 5.

The commission had earlier scheduled the poll for May 16 but later shifted it to June 5.

KAD-SIECOM Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Sambo, made the announcement at a meeting with the leadership of political parties, media, and other stakeholders, on Friday in Kaduna.

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The acting chairman said a new date for the poll would be announced in due course.

According to him, the shift was due to the non-availability of sensitive materials, including batteries for the Electronic Voting Machines being expected to be delivered by the Chinese manufacturers.

He said the shipment of the EVM batteries from China to Abuja is scheduled for July 1 and July 10, 2021, after which the commission would need two weeks to charge the batteries.

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