Monday, Sep 20th 2021 12:02 AM

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El-Rufai pleads for peaceful LGA elections in state

Ahead of Saturday local Government Elections across the 23 Local Government areas of Kaduna, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has called for a peaceful, free and exemplary exercise


Governor Nasir El-Rufai who wrote on his verified Facebook wall on Friday said the Kaduna State Government has demonstrated its commitment to election integrity, promoting free and fair elections by investing in electronic voting.

“As voters in Kaduna State prepare for the local government elections scheduled for tomorrow, 4 September 2021, I call on every resident of this state to help make it a peaceful, free and exemplary exercise of democratic choice.

“KDSG introduced electronic voting into Nigeria in 2018, using that technology for the 2018 local government elections.” He said

According to him, KADSIECOM has upgraded the electronic voting machines to reflect lessons learnt from 2018 and further strengthen the electoral process for the 2021 LG polls.

Governor El-Rufai noted that Saturday’s elections are vital to renewing democracy at the local level. I invite all registered voters to come out and exercise their right to free choice, in a fair, orderly and peaceful manner.

“Let us make our second instance of electronic voting a resounding success.” He said regarding the upcoming elections in the state.

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