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The State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, made the clarification while addressing the members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) at its two-day National Conference in the northern state.

"The import of this statement is that INEC under Professor Yakubu is not firm in its acts and will consequently cave in and accept any form of irregularities once it is put under pressure by members of a voting community". These are pre-2019 general election checks and balances. Mahmood Yakubu and we urge him to take the path of honour and do the needful by vacating his office before it becomes too late.

"INEC will continue to improve on our processes and procedures".

"The video that went viral in social media contained scenes where INEC card readers were deployed; and nothing of such was used in the last council poll in Kano-we did not use card readers, and there was no event of under-age voting during the 10 February Council poll in Kano state".

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The spokesman also described as illegal and unacceptable the partnership between INEC and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on plans to start monitoring the campaign funds of political parties as that responsibility only belongs to the electoral commission.

Although Oyekanmi did not state the goal of the meeting, INEC had last week claimed that elections in which underage voters allegedly participated were not organised by INEC but states' electoral bodies.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has claimed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly lacks the capability to conduct free and fair elections.

"KANSIEC is welcoming INEC's decision to probe alleged incident of underage voting during the conduct of the recent local government elections in the state". The state government also denied that the video was recorded during the just concluded election in the state.

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