Kano - The Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) in Kano State on Wednesday issued a notice of the
2015 general elections in parts of the state.
The notice was pasted at INEC offices
in compliance with section 30 of Electoral Act, 2010 as amended, which
provided not later than 90 days before the election.
The notice is also in line with the INEC schedule of
activities for the general elections nationwide.
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The INEC Assistant Director, Public Affairs in Kano, Alhaji
Garba Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the commission had
pasted the notice in each of the three senatorial districts.
"We have also pasted the election notice in all the 24
federal constituencies and 40 state assembly constituencies in the state as
directed by our headquarters.
"This singular action has also put to rest the
insinuations, reservations or doubt being entertained in some quarters on the
possibility of conducting the election,’’ he said.
According to him, the purpose of putting the election notice
is to announce the dates of the general election as already contained
in the election timetable and schedule.
Mohammed said it was also intended to remind members of the
public about the dates or the timetable of the election.
He said the electoral act also directed INEC to put the
election notice not later than 90 days of the election.
A cross section of people who spoke to NAN on
the notices of the election expressed hope that the polls would be
They also urged INEC to keep its words by ensuring that the
process was free, fair and acceptable to all Nigerians, to ensure the
sustenance of democracy in the country.