INEC To Reveal Details Of Kano’s Alleged Underage Voters Report – Prof. Yakubu

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, says the electoral body will consider and share the details of the report of a committee that investigated the alleged incident of underage voters in the recent Local Government election in Kano State with the public in due course.

Professor Yakubu said this on Friday in Abuja while receiving the report of Engineer Abubakar Nahuche-eight-man committee according to a statement issued and signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi.  

Members of the committee that submitted its report yesterday included Mr Jude Chikezie, secretary ; Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu (national commissioner); Barrister Mike Igini (REC, Akwa Ibom); Barrister Kassim Geidam (REC, Adamawa); Yakubu Duku;  Rukayat Bello and Mr Paul Omokore as members.

It would be recalled that the committee was set up on February 21, 2018 to “ascertain if the voter register requested by the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) was actually used in the local government election”.

The committee was equally told to not only “investigate the widespread report that persons below the statutory age of 18 years voted using INEC’s register”, but to also “engage with the stakeholders on issues related to the use of the voter register in the election”.

The team was also given the mandate to “make any other recommendations which in the opinion of the committee were relevant to its assignment”.

Recalled that the INEC chairman had said that the committee was not constituted to investigate the conduct or outcome of the local government election by the KANSIEC

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