HAPPENING NOW: Great Tension As Fire Guts INEC State Headquarters Building, Ahead Of The Forthcoming Elections

By Amako Nneji April 21, 2018 15:18

HAPPENING NOW: Great Tension As Fire Guts INEC State Headquarters Building, Ahead Of The Forthcoming Elections

Fire has gutted the Headquarters of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, KADSIECOM, located along Sokoto Road, in the State capital.

Eyewitnesses told Channels Television that the fire, which gutted parts of the two-storey building, started around 10:30am, on Saturday.

Although officials of the Federal Fire Service have put out the fire, the management of the Commission was yet to make an official statement on the cause of the inferno.

The fire incident took place just as KADSIECOM prepares for the conduct of Chairmanship and Counsellorship elections in the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.

The Chairperson of KADSIECOM, Dr. Saratu Dikko-Audu, had announced the date on February 9, during a meeting with political parties and relevant stakeholders in the polls.

According to her, the election timetable was announced following the passage of the bill by the State House of Assembly, to allow the use of the electronic machine for voting during the elections.

The poll was earlier scheduled to hold in December 2017, but was cancelled indefinitely due to delay in the passage of the use of the electronic voting system by the State Assembly.

 

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