March 22, 2023
Removal of candidates in ‘morrow’s polls: KANSIEC gives reasons

Removal of candidates in ‘morrow’s polls: KANSIEC gives reasons

By Ahmad Tijjani Sani

Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) has broken silence on those councillorship candidates whose names were removed against tomorrow’s local government elections in the state.

It could be recalled that some names councillorship positions for 13 local government areas were removed from the list of candidates following drug test conducted on them by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the state, where the result of the test showed that the affected candidates are drug addicts.

The chairman of the commission, Prof. Ibrahim Garba Sheka, who disclosed this recently, urged officials at the polls, to include party representatives and general public to come out en-masse and as early as possible to exercise their civic responsibilities.

For the officials of the commission, he said, coming out as early as possible would help them in escorting election materials to their respective polling booths through the help of security agents in a conducive atmosphere favourable for all.

Prof. Sheka said the tomorrow’s election would be done in an atmosphere of free and fair manner as well as in a peaceful environment.

The chairman of the commission said a total of 12 parties are participating in the election with their names and logos appearing in the ballot papers for the exercise.

He urged the general public to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner during and after the election to give way for peace to reign supreme in the state.  

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