The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSEIC), Chairman Professor Garba Ibrahim Sheka has confidently expressed that the state electoral umpire is not worried of the investigation of an alleged underage voting during the just concluded local government election.
The election was held across the 44 local government areas of the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
Sheka explained that the investigation would only show that the election was free, fair and peaceful.
Professor Sheka revealed this in a Press Release signed by the KANSIEC chairman himself.
The statement expressed the willingness of KANSIEC to cooperate fully, while also appreciating INEC’s resolve to probe the election and ensure the matter is fully dealt with.
ng to the statement, INEC’s move to investigate the allegation of underage voting came through the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu at the election preparation Workshop held at the International Hotel, Lagos.
The Press Statement included that INEC’s position was centered on the Video footages that went viral on the Social Media allegedly showing some voters, evidently children, participating in the local government election.
The statement said, ”As the only statutory body that registers voters and keeps the data bases of certified Nigerian electorate, we would like to express our willingness to accord full cooperation to the team of investigators who will be in the state to ascertain the veracity of the allegation made in respect of underage voting during the conduct of the local government election.
We are confident that the outcome of the election will vindicate us and further strengthen the confidence of the public on KANSIEC to conduct free and fair local government election in the near future.”
He used the opportunity to thank all those who in one way or the other made useful contributions towards the success of the election.