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We’re not liable for underage voting, says INEC (ThisDay)

We’re not liable for underage voting, says INEC (ThisDay)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has no legal control or responsibility whatsoever over the conduct of elections at the local government level.

Against the outcry over alleged participation of children and under-aged voters in the just concluded local council elections in Kano State, the National Chairman of the People’s Progressives Alliance (PPA), Peter Ameh, said a law should be made to scrap the state Independent National Electoral Commission.

Regarding the concern over under-aged voters, INEC said it’s not culpable, adding that it cannot be held directly responsible or vicariously liable for an exercise outside its legal purview. Read more

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