By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO – Kano state Government Monday declared that the controversial viral video of underage voters in Kano belongs to Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
Addressing a gathering of the 2nd NUJ National Conference holding in Kano, Government spokesperson, and Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Muhammad Garba said the video was shot on March 30th, 2015.
Garba said “the Council poll in Kano was adjudged the freest in the history of council poll in Nigeria by both local and international observers, and I made bold to say that the controversial video belongs to INEC”
He said “the viral video contained scenes where INEC card readers was deployed, and nothing of such was used in the last council poll in Kano. ”
The former President of NUJ however expressed happiness that INEC has seized the gauntlet to investigate the matter, adding that the likely out come would exonerate Kano poll
The Commissioner stands came on the heels of KANSIEC position yesterday to assist the national electoral umpire to unravel the mystery surrounding the controversial video.
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