Malfunctioning e-voting machine mars Kaduna Local Government polls.
Some members of the electorate in Kaduna state have decried the failure of electronic voting machines during the local council elections held in the 19 local government areas of the state.
The exercise was though commended by most people in the State as they agreed that it was well organised, in spite of the low voter turnout.
A PDP agent in Kaduna North local government area,Alhaji Zubairu Sham’una, lamented the malfunctioning of the e-voting machines in some polling units.
Sham’una said they also noticed that some of the machines where tampered with, adding that some of the polling unit agents that where trained for the election exercise where changed over night, and those assigned to the job could not operate the machines properly, hence the challenge.
A politician, Balarabe Dan Borno, however Noted That The election process was progressing smoothly, while the e -voting machines were working perfectly, as one could vote within seconds.
A voter, who pleaded for anonymity, commended the e-voting process, but expressed concern over the low voter turnout, unlike the previous election.
He also advised party leaders to refrain from making any comments that may lead to breakdown of law and order.