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Kano LG poll: Electoral commission to release list of disqualified candidates Monday


The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) will release list of candidates disqualified from contesting in the state’s local government election on Monday, the Chairman of the Commission, Professor Garba Ibrahim Sheka has said.

It would be recalled that KANSIEC has fixed February 10, 2018 for the conduct of local government election in the state.

Professor Sheka, in a programme Barka da Hantsi aired by a Kano private FM station, Freedom Radio, said the electoral body would give adequate time for the affected political parties to replace the disqualified candidates with new candidates.

He explained that the commission had completed screening of chairmanship candidates, while screening for candidates vie for councillorship would hold today (Saturday) and tomorrow respectively.

“Screening committees have been directed to move to the 44 local governments for the commencement of the screening today (Saturday). The committee comprises of electoral officer, assistant electoral officer, the divisional police officer, immigration officer, and director personnel management.”

He added that 25 political parties were expected to participate in the election, noting that 30,000 ad-hoc staff had been recruited by the commission to man the 10,000 ballot boxes during the election.

Professor Sheka said that the commission would not use card reader during the election, saying “When we came on board we discovered that most of the card readers on ground are not functioning. So, to avoid disappointment, we have resolved to use voters’ cards. The commission spent N10m on the production of voters’ cards.”

The chairman said even though PDP has directed its members not to buy contest form, three of its members had bought chairmanship forms, while 18 others purchased councillorship forms.

He said, “Two of the three PDP’s chairmanship candidates were disqualified because they contested without vice, while the remaining one was qualified.”

Professor Sheka affirmed that Kano state government had released enough funds to the commission for the smooth conduct of the election and had never interfered in its activities since he assumed power as chairman of the electoral body.


Kano LG poll: Electoral commission to release list of disqualified candidates Monday Kano LG poll: Electoral commission to release list of disqualified candidates Monday Reviewed by AbuZahra Ahmad on February 02, 2018 Rating: 5

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