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Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Islie: 6:50am On Mar 14
The eight-man committee investigating underage voting in Kano State, SaharaReporters has gathered, may have started working to cover up the widely reported anomaly, which was alleged to have occurred in the recently concluded council polls in the state.

Sources at the headquarters of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja told SaharaReporters that some of the committee's recommendations on the matter have been slated for rejection or being watered down as a way of covering up underage voters in the electoral registry.

Social and mainstream media were recently awash with pictures of kids dropping ballot papers in ballot boxes at polling booths said to be in Kano.

Two days after the committee began sitting in Kano, the chairman of the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC), Professor Garba Ibrahim Sheka, denied that the images of kids seen voting were not captured in Kano State. He argued that the pictures could not have been taken in the state because card readers were not used in the council polls.

"We saw in a video clip, posted by those complaining that kids voted in the 2018 council polls held in Kano State. However, we quickly noticed that they were using card readers. Unfortunately for the mischief makers, KANSIEC did not use card readers throughout the conduct of that election.

But upon noticing the outcry in the media, we were able to trace the source and we defended ourselves adequately when the committee set up by INEC later arrived the state to investigate how small kids were allowed to vote during the exercise."

"In fact, we had publicized our stand not to use the card reader to the listening ability of most people in this country," Professor Sheka told a national daily.

INEC also followed up with a denial. However, the denial, which won the commission some breathing space, has since been shredded, raising questions about the integrity of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, INEC Chairman.

The commission itself has reported incidences of underage registration in Taraba State, which should compel an audit of its register nationwide.

Sources doubted the capacity of INEC under Professor Yakubu to conduct credible elections if it cannot deliver a voter registration process with fidelity.

They recalled that Professor Attahiru Jega, immediate past INEC boss, enjoyed public goodwill because he never shied away from admitting the commission's shortcomings while in office. They gave an example of the two postponements of the 2011 elections because vendors could not deliver sensitive materials on time.


http://saharareporters.com/2018/03/13/plot-cover-underage-voting-kano-state-looms

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Paperwhite(m): 7:17am On Mar 14
"INEC also followed up with a denial. However, the denial, which won the commission some breathing space, has since been shredded, raising questions about the integrity of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, INEC Chairman".

Well, cover up is expected but the repercussion will never depart from them.Wicked people. undecided

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by ihitenansa: 7:20am On Mar 14
hmm
Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by ConAir(m): 7:29am On Mar 14
As usual KANSIEC denied the allegations,

The north has always been practicing underage voting

For a free and fair election, Nigeria should invite some professional expatriate to supervise election in the north specifically.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by ConAir(m): 7:30am On Mar 14
As usual KANSIEC denied the allegations,

The north has always been practicing underage voting

For a free and fair election, Nigeria should invite some professional expatriate to supervise election in the north specifically.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Redoil: 7:35am On Mar 14
Apc and denial are like 5&6 i dont expect anything less from them.
If you want underage children to vote in the southern part so that it will fair to all click like.
If you want underage children to be ban from voting all over nigeria click share

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by QuotaSystem: 8:16am On Mar 14
ConAir:
As usual KANSIEC denied the allegations,

The north has always been practicing underage voting

For a free and fair election, Nigeria should invite some professional expatriate to supervise election in the north specifically.

I am not trying to justify under aged voting, but which professional expatriate will supervise elections to prevent ballot box snatching, mass thumbprinting and cultism-related electoral violence in the south (e.g Rivers of blood)?

Who will take care of rigging in the south?

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by JasonScolari: 8:26am On Mar 14
All this accusations, counter-accusations, and dumb denials will be swept under their praying mats on Friday.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by chuksjuve(m): 8:30am On Mar 14
If it's not violence , threat of blood shed or underage voting, it is through massive rigging ..
Buhari is known for these irregularities !!

Yet some people call him messiah or mr integrity ..


May sense fall on Sarkki and co

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by charsobodo(m): 8:54am On Mar 14
We can not be fooled, its a common fact that under age voting is a norm in the north, so this news is not new at all.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:54am On Mar 14
We want a free and fair election, just like the last one.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Hemanwel(m): 8:57am On Mar 14
If INEC cannot guarantee a general election devoid of under-age voting, Nigerians should as well pass a vote of no confidence on the electoral body.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by princeade86(m): 8:57am On Mar 14
why will inec chairman come from north

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by MrRhymes101(m): 8:57am On Mar 14
That's because the video went viral. How about other states that do underage voting? What are they doing to ensure it doesn't happen again?... Wedding MC

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by sanpipita(m): 8:59am On Mar 14
Something they have covered up already, next pls

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by chloride6: 9:02am On Mar 14
QuotaSystem:


Which professional expatriate will supervise election to prevent ballot box snatching, mass thumbprinting and cultism-related electoral violence in the south (e.g Rivers of blood)?

Who will take care of rigging in the south?

Are you trying to justify underage voting in the North?

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by chloride6: 9:04am On Mar 14
The solution to underage voting is simple.

Poll tax!

If you are old enough, to vote, you are old enough to hold a job. Let those who contribute towards it development decide its leaders. You can not contribute the least to the national treasury and get to decide who leads.

No tax , no vote

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Originality007: 9:04am On Mar 14
Well in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking at this matter in a different way and without fighting and by trying to make it clear, and by considering each and every ones opinion, I honestly believe that I have completely forgotten what I wanted to say...

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by QuotaSystem: 9:05am On Mar 14
princeade86:
why will inec chairman come from north

Why did Maurice Iwu (OBJ's INEC Chairman) come from the South?

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by phoenix90(m): 9:07am On Mar 14
Damn you Inec

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by princeade86(m): 9:07am On Mar 14
QuotaSystem:


Why did Maurice Iwu (OBJ's INEC Chairman) come from the South?
obasanjo is from west, iwu is from south. u be olodo ni.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Mboi: 9:08am On Mar 14
QuotaSystem:


Why did Maurice Iwu (OBJ's INEC Chairman) come from the South?
Maurice Iwu is from SOUTH east, Obasanjo is South west. Why won't INEC Chairman come from South West. Ewu...

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Firefire(m): 9:10am On Mar 14
Paperwhite:
"INEC also followed up with a denial. However, the denial, which won the commission some breathing space, has since been shredded, raising questions about the integrity of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, INEC Chairman".

Well, cover up is expected but the repercussion will never depart from them.Wicked people. undecided


Professor Mahmoud Yakubu should be removed immediately.

The next general election is already compromised if a Northerner presides over INEC when another Northerner from the same region is contesting as sitting president. This is against past precedents .

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by QuotaSystem: 9:11am On Mar 14
chloride6:


Are you trying to justify underage voting in the North?

You should answer the question yourself; are you trying to justify and excuse mass rigging (ballot box snatching, mass thumbprinting and cultism-related electoral violence) in the south as was seen during the 2015 elections?

Or are you trying to deny it?

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Mboi: 9:12am On Mar 14
QuotaSystem:


Which professional expatriate will supervise election to prevent ballot box snatching, mass thumbprinting and cultism-related electoral violence in the south (e.g Rivers of blood)?

Who will take care of rigging in the south?
Please it's like this una BMC dey pay money well well, please tell guys how to apply. One of the skills I have that suits the job is my ability to lie and defend the lies..

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by Igba123: 9:12am On Mar 14
Chai! These ppl can deny they ever existed. Continue.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by QuotaSystem: 9:14am On Mar 14
Mboi:

Please it's like this una BMC dey pay money well well, please tell guys how to apply. One of the skills I have that suits the job is my ability to lie and defend the lies..

Answer the question, trolls bore me.

Who is taking care of the rigging in the south?

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by three: 9:16am On Mar 14
So sad

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by QuotaSystem: 9:16am On Mar 14
Mboi:

Maurice Iwu is from SOUTH east, Obasanjo is South west. Why won't INEC Chairman come from South West. Ewu...

Ode, Mahmoud Yakubu is also from the North East (Bauchi) while PMB is from the North West (Katsina) so you have no point.

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Re: Plot To Cover Up Underage Voting In Kano State Looms by three: 9:18am On Mar 14
So sad that some will use children as Canon fodder to further their selfish political ambitions.

They refuse to educated this one's and their parents and their children after them so that they have a constant army of minions.

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