INEC Exonerates KANSIEC Over Underage Voters Allegation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fact finding team on alleged underage voting in the last Kano council poll said it has not discovered  any evidence of underage voting.

The Chairman of the committee, Engr. Abubakar Nahuce, told journalists on Friday that from their interaction with civil society organisations and media, none presented evidence of underage voting.

INEC set up the committee following public outcry that greeted videos and photos of underage voting believed to be during the Kano election.

“From all what we have seen and discussed with you media men, none of you has seen any underage voter in the line or voting,”  Nahuce said on Friday.

“All we have seen is that of the social media which is allegation of pictures and videos that are not verifiable, some of  them are not even in Nigeria, some are from Kenya elections which people are attributing to Nigeria,” Engr. Abubakar Nahuce

Engr. Abubakar Nahuce , the leader of the team who is also the INEC National Commissioner for Kano, Jigawa and Yobe states said they have not discover any anomaly in terms of underage as INEC is not investigating any other thing outside that like the turnout and the conduct of the election.

He noted that the team will write its report and submit to INEC headquarters for further action

The team has so far met with Kano Sate Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) Chairman, the media and other relevant bodies.


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