Rt. Honourable Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani as the new Speaker of kaduna State House of Assembly
By Lola Seriki Idahosa Kaduna, Trace Reporters –Kaduna state House of Assembly, Speaker, Hon Yusuf Zailani  has said that Electronic voting is the way forward as the system is fortified to minimize manipulations of figures during elections.

He made the remarks shortly after casting his vote during the ongoing local council polls at the the Rigachikun ward.

Speaking to journalists after casting his vote Honourable Zailani called on the National Assembly to pass a bill for  electronic voting in Nigeria.

He commended the state governor,  Malam Nasir El-Rufai for being the first governor to introduce electronic voting in the country and called on other state governors to emulate Governor Nasir el-rufai.

According to him, “the use of voting machines is the best, it took me time to convince the the state government to introduce the e-voting.

He knows how it works; explaining that as soon as the last person casts vote, result would be ready.

“Under this system (e-voting) nobody will manipulate figures, as you cast your votes, results goes to the collation centre,” he said.

The Speaker added that the system addresses ballot box snatching among other challenges.

“Kaduna is no go area for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), we have challenge them several time and we won massively” he said.

However, voter apathy and other  hitches ocassioned by late arrival of electronic voting machines and technical challenges of the machine marred the election in many poling units within kaduna metropolis.

Trace Reporters observed that there was total compliance to the movement restriction and operating of businesses in kaduna and environs.

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