The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC says it found no evidence of underage voting during Kano local government poll. The panel set up by the INEC to investigate the alleged underage voting during the last Kano poll said it found no evidence.
Chairman of the committee, Abubakar Nahuce, told journalists on Friday, March 2, 2018, that from their interaction with civil society organizations and media, none presented evidence of underage voting.
“From all that we have seen and discussed with you media men, none of you has seen any underage voter in the line or voting,” said Nahuce.
Image depicting an apparently underage voter during Kano LG elections (Daily Post)
INEC set up the committee following public outcry that greeted videos and photos of underage voting believed to be during the Kano election.
The team has so far met with Kano Sate Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) chairman, the media and other relevant bodies.
PDP gave the advice in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.
The party gave the advice while reacting to INEC position on current videos and pictures in the social media platforms showing underage persons voting.
According to Ologbondiyan, the videos and pictures showed underage persons thumb-printing ballot papers and casting their votes during the local government elections in Kano state.