Hoodlums Snatch Electoral Materials In Katsina Supplementary Polls


Hoodlums have reportedly disrupted the supplementary election taking place in nine political wards in the Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting the state House of Assembly supplementary elections in three state House of Assembly seats which include Kankara, Kurfi, and Kankia.

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Collation Agent in charge of Kankara Constituency, Nuruddeen Sani, made the allegation on Saturday, describing the situation as unbecoming and disappointing.

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According to the agent, the process hitherto started successfully, but later turned violent as strange faces which he claimed are All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders, party agents and local government council chairmen and their divisional police officers tempered the process.

He explained that the electoral materials were snatched by the suspected hoodlums in the presence of the police and other security agents thereby intimidating the PDP agents.

He, however, called on the INEC to immediately declare and give a certificate of return to the Kankara PDP House of Assembly Candidate, Lawal Audu, as the winner of the supplementary election as he was leading with 6,104 votes out of the 11,000 votes cast in the recent election.

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“The Kankara LGA Chairman, Anas Isah had already mobilized thugs to disrupt the polling process. As per as we are concerned, the election did not hold in all the polling units here.

“Wawar-Kaza, Kuka-Sheka, Burdugau, Pauwa A, Pauwa B, Danmarago, and Dan Maidaki are some of the political wards affected.

“Three Local Government Council Chairmen were mobilised to disrupt the process,” he added.

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