Security: INEC reschedules polls in Chikun ward in Kaduna

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Kaduna State says it has rescheduled the Governorship and State House of Assembly election in Chikun ward, Chikun Local Government area due to lack of security.

INEC’s Head of Election Operations Support Centre in the State, Mr Murtala Dalhat disclosed to newsmen in Kaduna.

Dalhat explained that the decision to halt the ballot in the ward which has 18 Polling Units, followed complains of inaccessibility by election officials due to security challenges.

He mentioned that, INEC would fix a date to conduct a supplementary election at the ward that has 6,213 registered voters.

The official disclosed that, the INEC Situation Room in Kaduna was monitoring the election across the State.

He said so far, voting has closed in more than 70 per cent of the polling units across the State.