Tuesday, June 15, 2021

INEC deploys 3 RECs for Kano re-run election


tiamin rice

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has deployed three Resident Electoral Commissioners to Kano State for the March 23 supplementary governorship election in the state.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Kano is among the six states whose governorship polls were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

However, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Riskuwa Shehu, in a press conference on Thursday disclosed that three RECs have been deployed to assist him.

He said the RECs are Asmau Maikudi, from Zamfara, Ganiyu Raji, from Ogun and Ahamad Mahmud from Kebbi States.

Mr Shehu also said that the commission is ready for the forthcoming re-run election, adding that distribution of sensitive materials would commence tomorrow (Friday).

The REC however updated and made public the local governments, Registration Centers and Polling Units where the rerun election would take place.

He stated that the rerun election would take place in 28 local government areas, with 75 registration points in 207 polling units whose results were all cancelled.

A total of 128,324 registered voters are expected to participate in the rerun elections in all the affected areas.

Prof Riskuwa explained that the cancellations of the votes in the LGAs were as a result of violence and over-voting.

“15 LGAs with 116 polling units were cancelled due to violence, while 23 LGAs with 91 polling units were cancelled as a result of over-voting.

“Meanwhile, all sensitive and non sensitive materials have been received accordingly and the commission will begin distribution of the materials to the affected areas Friday morning,” he said

Mr Shehu also called on media to file factual reports of the election exercise, urging them to avoid spreading fake news that could cause unrest in the state.

He restated his commitment to be fair and transparent in the election, calling on the general public to be of good conduct and law abiding before, during and after the polls.

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