The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and States Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECOM) to emulate Governor Nasir El-Rufai in conducting transparent, free, fair and credible elections, using the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) model, to further entrench democracy in Nigeria.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the Speaker stated this in a statement signed by his Media aide, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, maintained the electronic voting proved it can be a solution to transparent and fair elections in the country.
The statement quoted the speaker in a speech he delivered during the swearing-in of elected council chairmen in Kaduna on Monday.
According to Zailani, ‘I met with the elected chairmen from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and they were excited about the transparent nature of the polls.
He continued, “I told them that they can see how we justified the Local Government election,. All Progressives Congress (APC) provided a level playing ground for all political parties that participated in the just concluded local government election,”
While calling on everyone in the state to continue to pray for peace as well the success of El-Rufai’s administration, he called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as the States independent Commissions (SIECOMs) to use the Kaduna model of electronic voting in future elections.
He said, ‘what we did in Kaduna has not only proved the credibility of the elections but has further entrenched democracy in the state. This is what we envisage to happen in the entire country.
he Speaker also said,’ This administration has done a lot in developing the state and I can assure that the Kaduna State Assembly is ever ready to continue to support this administration with everything humanly possible to further develop the state,” he assured.
The Governor, his deputy, Commissioners, all State Assembly members and government officials were in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony, the statement highlighted.