The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will set a good example of free, fair and credible election across the country from Kano state in the coming 2023 elections.
Resident Electoral officer of the commission in Kano, Ambassador Zango Abdu disclosed this during a stakeholders meeting on PVC collection and other related matters a head of the 2023 elections, held in Kano.
He said Kano as one of the political hub in the country is expected to lead by example, which prompted the need for the commission to ensure free, fair and credible election has been conducted to set the tune for others.
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According to him, “Considering the fact that Kano is one of the leading states where politics is heating up, the commission is calling on all political parties to focus on issue-based campaign devoid of violence, abusive, intemperate, and slanderous language that could likely lead to breakdown of law and order,” he said.
He added that the commission at the state level has received the PVC’s printed for the newly registered as well as transfer and corrections for those who have participated during the last CVR, stressing that the distribution of permanent voters’ card at the LGA offices in Kano have since commenced.
While warning the public to avoid committing electoral offences as it will attract sanctions, the REC added that “voting without PVC is a criminal act and during the election there will be no voting for anybody without voters card.”
In a remark the Kano commissioner of police Mamman Dauda represented by the ACP Danilel Amah reassured the commitment of security agencies in ensuring a hitch-free elections come 2023.
Also speaking, the commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), Adamu Idris Zakari assured that they will be apolitical and ensure that the election is conducted free of violence.
The meeting was graced by heads of security agencies, political parties, Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and other stakeholders.