By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fact finding team on alleged underage voting during February 10th council poll in Kano Friday dismissed the video footage as product that emanated from Kenya.
Briefing Reporters in Kano, the Chairman of the committee, Engr. Abubakar Nahuce, said
“all we have seen in the social media were pictures and videos that are not verifiable, some of them are not even in Nigeria, some are from Kenya elections which people are attributing to Nigeria,”
Engr. Abubakar Nahuce explained that “from what we have seen and discussed with you media men, none of you have seen any underage voter in the line or voting,” .
He disclosed that none of the stakeholders that includes civil society organisations and media presented evidence of underage voting during interaction with them.
Professor Nuhu Yakubu led INEC constituted the committee following the hullabaloo that greeted videos and photos of underage voting purported to have been perpetrated during the Kano election.
Engr. Abubakar Nahuce , the leader of the team who is also the INEC National Commissioner for Kano, Jigawa and Yobe states said they have not discover any anomaly in terms of underage as INEC is not investigating any other thing outside that like the turnout and the conduct of the election.
He noted that the team would write its report and submit to INEC headquarters for further action, as he stressed that it has not discovered any evidence of underage voting during the last council poll in Kano .
The team while in Kano met with Kano Sate Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) Chairman, the media and other relevant stakeholders.