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
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
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 hitch-free.
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.