Since accreditation and voting began earlier today at many polling units across the country, the people of Southern Kaduna have been crying out as they are being disenfranchise by one means or another.
First was the cry of voting materials not available at virtually all the polling units in Southern Kaduna.
However, a more disturbing news reaching ACEGIST has it that soldiers are preventing people from voting in the region and this has erupted into protest.
The report from a voter in the region read:
There is a protest at Stadium Roundabout as soldiers who mounted roadblock in the area attempted to stop residents from the southern part of Kaduna from accessing their polling units in the northern part of the state.
The soldiers say they have been authorised not to allow movement.
Also a concern prospective voter in Chikun, Southern Kaduna tweeted:
We The People of Chikun in Southern Kaduna are calling on all Nigerians to help us plead with INEC to supply the shortfall of ballot papers in most of our Polling Units .
How can a Polling unit (031) with more than 4000 voters be supplied with just 500 ballot papers in other units election officials are yet to arrive by 12 Noon
we are in queue we will not leave until we get ballot papers to vote our choice.
We have been Calling INEC pls help us here are the hotlines.
Hotlines: 0700-CALL-INEC (0700-2255-4632)
09050858629, 09050858675, 09050858649 08180958715, 08180958717, 08180958709 09025038466, 07086945927, 08120183063 07062896047, 08105119010, 08146697603
It should be noted that Southern Kaduna is the People’s Democratic Party stronghold in Kaduna State.
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