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Kwara: Ex State Speaker Blames INEC For Low Turnout Of Voters


A former speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Prof Alli Ahmed has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the low turnout of voters on Saturday in Ilorin.

According to Ahmed, the low turnout is due to the poor conduct of the last presidential election on February 25.

Ahmed, the director general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign council, said INEC’s conduct of the presidential elections is different from the outcomes which voters expected.

Ahmad spoke at his Gbabi Amidun unit at Opo Mali, Ilorin East after casting his vote on Saturday for the governorship and House Assembly election.

He said, “People are disillusioned and disappointed.

“INEC was given unprecedented funding, had more than three years to prepare, and assured Nigerians of the strict adherence to rules only for him to break those same rules.

“Under normal circumstances, Prof Yakubu Mahmood shouldn’t be conducting these elections.

“He should have resigned.

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“But this is Nigeria, a nation where there are no consequences for bad conduct.”