INEC Commission sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

The controversial photos were said to have been taken during the local government election in Kano State.

The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) is set to probe the underage voting in Kano state.

INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu on Friday, February 16, 2018, disclosed that a committee has been set up to investigate the incident.

He said the Commission will make the findings of the probe panel public.

play Underage voter in Kano (The Cable)

Yakubu said, “We wish to assure Nigerians that the matter will be fully investigated.

“A national commissioner will lead a team including technical staff drawn from voter registry, ICT and electoral operations departments for an immediate and comprehensive investigation.

“We will share the findings with Nigerians.”

Earlier this week, photos of underage voters went viral, causing outrage as Nigerians are concerned about the 2019 election.

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The controversial photos were said to have been taken during the local government election in Kano.

Although the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje had insisted that the underage voters did not participate in the election.

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