SUMMARY OF THE REPORT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION HELD ON SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 IN KADUNA STATE

 

SUMMARY OF THE REPORT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION HELD ON SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 IN KADUNA STATE
SUMMARY OF THE REPORT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION HELD ON SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 IN KADUNA STATE

6thSeptember, 2021

The Chairman,

Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission,

Sokoto Road,

Kaduna

Sir,

 

SUMMARY OF THE REPORT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION HELD ON SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 IN KADUNA STATE

 

Introduction

The Nigerian Progressive Women and Youth Development Initiative is a Non-Organization established to empower the poor in the society throughout job creation, opportunities and poverty alleviation and assist women and youth to be economically independent through creation of vocational center.

The election was conducted in 19 local government area of Kaduna state and KAD-SIECOM accredited 36 NGO’s from different location of the federation.

We observe the following:

1.     The Local government election actually took place on 4th September, 2021.

2.     The election was well relatively calm, peaceful and very transparent without any interference from any quarter.

3.     The election was well contested and the participating political parties received the votes.

4.     We observed that the election management body was very careful to make available all the materials both sensitive and Non-sensitive to the various polling units.

5.     The distribution of the electoral materials was adequately distributed to the various polling unit and on time but some were delayed.

6.     There was high impressive turnout of voters for the election in rural areas but relatively low in the urban areas due to many of them who have registered for the continuous voter registration have not collected their permanent voter’s card due to Voters Sensitization and Mobilization in the state.

7.     We observed that the security arrangement was strong, therefore the Police, Immigration, Road Safety, Civil Defence Corps Personnel are all commended in this regard

8.     We observed presence of political party agent at all polling units

9.      Availability of original results sheets in all polling units visited and form our stationed observers.

10.            The electoral officers were orderly and professional in their conduct.

11.            Improve turnout of women eligible voters in most polling units.

12.            All the COVID 19 protocol was observed in the wards and units (Using of Face mask, Hand sanitizer and 2m Distance between voters).

 

The groups preceded to Kaduna North 09-1023 Lagos street unit 024 LEA 1024.

 

VISITED AREA

Kaduna North 09, Gamji ward 02 Lagos Street Unit 023, 024 House 24 the  election went on smoothly without   rancor

 

The group also visited AngwanSarki ward 07Runka/Marnona Road Opposite NDA Unit 024, 026 Wurni/Runka Road/KofarGidan Col. OIliasu, UnguwanKatsina (Rtd).

 

KADUNA SOUTH

Kakuri Hausa code 005 unit 35, our team visted District Head Office code 001, the material arrived there late, but the electorates conducted themselves patiently as they exercised their civic franchise. Arewa Textile Road code 034 and election went well.

Tudun Wada North 061 FCT Ibrahim Taiwo Road code 001, also G2 Ibrahim Taiwo Road code 015 ward.

 

Tudun Wada West 08, which has 33 unit, we visited LEA UngwanMurzau A, 031 and LEA UngwanMurzau B, code 032 and the election was alreasy going with security officials on ground.

 

VOTER ACREDITION, VOTING PROCESS AND COUNTING

Reports from across the ward and polling units indicate smooth process in all the area we visited. There is no complain of shortage of ballot paper, it was peaceful, free, fair, transparent and credible election across all the wards and polling units. The electorates conducted themselves in a peaceful manner across all the wards.

RESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM AND MEDIA CONDUCT

We appreciate the conscious effort of the Nigeria media both print and electronic to operate in conformity with extant rules and regulations.

 

COMMENDATION

1.     We commend KAD-SIECOM official and ad-hoc staffs for patriotically carrying out their responsibilities.

2.     We comment KAD-SIECOM in for the general improvement in the conduct of the Local government election

3.     We commend the civil society organization/observer’s groups (domestic) deployed to several local governments for their professional conducts.

4.     We commend the role played by traditional and religious institutions toward ensuring non-violent and peaceful elections.

5.     We commend the Media for the active role played during the local government election.

6.     We commend the Kaduna State government for providing peaceful enabling environments for peaceful conduct of the local government election.

7.     We commend the security agencies for providing adequate security for lives and properties during the local government election.

 

RECOMMENDATION

Following the above observation and to improve on our electoral processes, we wish to recommend the following: -

 

a)     The policy of no movement during election should be maintained in the future elections as out team observed majority of citizens going their normal business during the election despite the heavy presence of police and other law enforcement Agencies.

b)    The government and the election management body should engage committed Civil Society Groups on an intensive civil voter education, sensitization and mobilization ahead of 2023 general election.

c)     Priority should be given to the election materials in the state in terms of distribution of election materials to ensure quick and timely commencement of election in such areas.

d)    Political parties should ensure a wide spread presence of their party agents in all the polling units for effective representation during the election.

e)     It is noteworthy to mention the excellent performance of KAD-SIECOM in the conduct of the local government election.

 

CONCLUSION

Finally, having taken entire processes into consideration our group adjudged the election transparent, peaceful and credible.

It met the international acceptable standard of election hence the result should be accepted by all the candidates as it reflects the wishes of the people.

 

Thanks,

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs. Femi Rachael Oluwasogo

National Coordinator

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