INEC set for Kano rerun elections

Acheme Jack,Kano

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The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kano State Professor Riskua Shehu says  the umpire  is set to conduct a free and fair re-run election in Nine local government areas of the state.

Professor Shehu at Stakeholders meeting in Kano State said the re-run election is Scheduled  for January 25th

According to him the re-run election will be conducted in Sixty registration areas across the affected local government areas with a total of 41, 4000 registered voters in 698 polling Units, 166 voting points, given a total 864 voting points.

He said INEC in the state has all the none sensitive material in the affected local government areas and batching of the material has commenced as  they expect arrival of sensitive materials from the headquarters days prior to the election.

He explained that a total of 3, 456, ad-hoc Staff will be recruited for the rerun election pointing out that no NYSC member will be posted to Bebeji to serve as ad-hoc Staff based Security advice for the re-run election.

He added that the Commission henceforth will not allow violence to mar the credibility of the election.

It could be recalled that an Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna state at various sittings ruled for the rerun election at Federal and state levels.

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