INEC laments poor voter’s registration in Kaduna State.

Written by on January 30, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lamented poor voter’s registration in Kaduna State, saying the state has dropped from number three in 2019 to 15th position in recent times with total number at 179,598 as at 24th January 2022.

In a paper presentation on to sensitize Ulamas and other Islamic leaders on the need to take the Continuous Voters Registration (CRV) seriously in the state, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kaduna State, Dr Asmau Sani Maikudi, blamed insecurity, inadequate sensitization, among the reasons for the rapid decline in voters’ registration.

According to Dr Maikudi, Kaduna was third in the figures of 2019 general elections in terms of voter’s registration after Lagos and Kano. But that it has since dropped to position 15th as at the third quarter of the ongoing voter’s registration which commenced in June last year

She attributed low turnout of voter’s registration to a number of factors which include insecurity, network downtime, lack of adequate sensitization, and inability to carry out the rotation. She said the exercise has also been hindered by clashes between herders and farmers which has claimed many lives, as witnessed in Kaura, Zangon-Kataf and Kachia LGAS.

The INEC Resident Commissioner dispelled recent reports that the 2011 voter cards are no longer useful as not true.

Ango Bally

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