Independent National Electoral Commission says there were no underage voters in Kano

Independent National Electoral Commission says there were no underage voters in Kano
Independent National Electoral Commission says there were no underage voters in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission says there have been no underage voters on the register it surpassed over to the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission to undertake the nearby authorities elections that took area final Saturday.

This comes precisely three years after INEC had accused the Kano electoral physique of permitting underage people to vote in 2018.

The Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Nick Dazang, informed The PUNCH in an interview on Tuesday that the fee does now not register underage voters.

Dazang advised this newspaper that certainly INEC passed over its voter register to Kano State for the behavior of the nearby authorities election however introduced that INEC doesn’t register Nigerians under the age of 18.

The INEC director similarly mentioned that INEC carried out elections in Kano State in 2019 barring reviews of underage voting, including that this was once proof that its register ought to now not have been used in the neighborhood authorities elections in Kano.

Responding to a question, he said, “We have made in the past clarifications in the previous that our voter register does now not have anybody beneath the age of 18 so that is that. I don’t recognize the voter register they used in Kano. I will have to locate out however the register of voters we have and which country unbiased electoral commissions use can't have all and sundry much less than 18 years old.

“Don’t neglect that we have no longer carried out any voter registration due to the fact that the remaining election and it is the identical register we used in the 2019 customary election that we are nonetheless the usage of due to the fact we have now not introduced absolutely everyone and earlier than the behavior of the final elections, we back all uncollected PVCs to the vaults of the CBN throughout the state.

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