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No proof of underage voting in Kano, says INEC



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that there is no evidence of underage voting in the last Kano council poll.

The Chairman of INEC’s fact finding committee, Abubakar Nahuce, told journalists on Friday, that from their interaction with civil society organisations and the media, none presented proof 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.

Speaking on the issue earlier this week, INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said: “These are elections that are not the legal and constitutional responsibilities of INEC.

“There are legal entities that conduct local government elections in this country.

“So, on what basis are we going to prosecute electoral offenders in an election in which INEC is not legally responsible for?”

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