By; BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has assred that the electronic voting machine prototype has been tested and that the Local Government elections will possibly hold in July this year.
el-Rufai stated this when the outgoing Kaduna State Interim Management Committee Chairmen paid him a valedictory visit at the Government House, Kaduna.
The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM) had proposed electronic voting for the forthcoming local government elections in the state.
The Chairmen who are set to leave office on Wednesday, 29th of March have described Governor el- Rufai as a true leader and a gift to the state.
Speaking on behalf of the group, outgoing Chairman of Jaba Local Government Area, Mr Ben Kure, said Governor el-Rufai has proven that local government autonomy is very possible.
The interim chairmen commended the Governor for his exemplary leadership, for trusting them with public funds and for teaching them to be accountable to the people.
Kure also noted that Kaduna State had been witnessing stunted growth, until Governor el-Rufai was elected into office.
On his part, Governor el-Rufai thanked the outgoing IMC
Chairmen for the good work they have done so far, even in difficult times.
el-Rufai, urged anyone of the outgoing Chairmen who has the interest to contest in the coming Local Government elections to do so as the level playing ground will be for all aspirants.