Katsina Reps bye-election: 216,605 voters eligible to participate – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Katsina State, says 216,605 voters are eligible to participate in the bye-election for Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency on Nov. 17.

“INEC is conducting the bye-election following the resignation of the former member of the National Assembly, Alhaji Ahmed Kaita who contested and won the Senate seat of Daura Senatorial zone in Katsina State last month.

“Kaita contested the seat following the Death of Senator Mustpha Bukar who died six months ago,” Alhaji Jibril Zarewa, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, told newsmen on Monday in Katsina.

Zarewa disclosed that INEC would use 4000 adhoc staff to conduct the bye-election in 361 wards of the constituency.

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“The commission is set to give all the new voters that registered from January to August this year their voter’s card.

“Nobody will be left out during the bye-election as we are determined to conduct a free and fair election,” he said.

The REC appealed to politicians and the electorates to show maturity during the conduct of the exercise.

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