The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 216,605 voters are eligible to participate in the bye-election for Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency in Katsina on November 17.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Jibril Zarewa, told journalists on Monday in Katsina that
“INEC is conducting the bye-election following the resignation of the former member of the National Assembly, 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 Mustapha Bukar who died six months ago.”
The REC disclosed that INEC would employ 4,000 ad hoc staff to conduct the bye-election in 361 wards of the constituency.
“The commission is set to give all the new voters that registered from January to August this year their voters card.
“Nobody will be left out during the bye-election, as we are determined to conduct a free and fair election,” he said.
Zarewa appealed to politicians and the electorates to show maturity during the conduct of the exercise