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LG poll: Stray bullet kills nine-year-old girl in Kaduna


 


 soldier on Saturday allegedly killed a nine-year-old girl, Zainab Bala-Umar, during the local government election in the Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.


It was gathered that the incident happened while the soldier was trying to disperse a crowd.


When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said the military were not supposed to be at the polling units.


Jalige said the military personnel involved would certainly be arrested and probed on his involvement


Meanwhile, Governo Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State lost his polling unit in the local council election held on Saturday.


The results announced by the state Independent Electoral Commission for Unit 01 Ungwar Sarki, Kaduna North Local Government, showed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) getting 86 out of the 159 votes for chairman.


El-Rufai’s All Progressive Congress (APC) secured 62 votes, while APP had 1, ZLP 5, PRP 4, and 3 abstentions.


The PDP also got 100 votes for the councillorship seat out of 162 cast while APC scored 53, ZLP 2, PRP 2, NNPP 1, and BP 4.


The results were announced by the Presiding Officer, Muhammad Sani.


The governor had earlier said in an interview with journalists that the adoption of eletronic voting for the local election was to ensure that people’s votes count.


“As I said several times, we are not going to behave like other parties or other state governments, we will allow the people of Kaduna State to elect who they want.


“The APC did not have to win everywhere, We don’t believe in cheating or rigging elections but also we don’t want other parties to cheat us and that was why we encouraged the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission to come up with a fool-proof voting process,” he said.


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