By Mohammed Tijjani
Kaduna – The Electoral Officer, Kaduna North Local Government, Mr Mustapha Ibrahim, has blamed poor logistics arrangement in the distribution of electoral material, for the delay in council election in the area.
Ibrahim in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Kaduna said the delay emanated from the ward, and not the distribution centre.
As far as we are concerned, we started our distribution as early as 5:30 a.m. and it has been going on, considering the size of the local government. We started from the lower to the bigger ones.
He said that unlike previously when you could swap the authorisation card to hibernate and bring out the political parties logo, this time around, the permanent voters card was swapped to hibernate the machine.
“You now need your voters card, and if it’s not for the polling unit, the machine will reject it, and if you go the second time it will tell you it is either the card does not belong to the polling unit or you have voted somewhere”
Ibrahim said voting was expected to end at about 4:00 p.m. and that the result was expected to be announced at the collation centre and at the unit and ward levels.