INEC replaces electoral officials in kastina

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KASTINA – The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday said that the presiding at various polling units in Dutsinma Local Government Area, Kastina State, were replaced or redeployed for effective performance.

The Dutsinma Local Government Area, Electoral Officer, Mr Abdul Idris-Galadanci, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutsinma in an interview Saturday.

He said the was done in good faith and based the assessment of their performance during the .

According to him, some of the affected would be better used in other fields like the card reader and others.

“Some of them, we realised could be influenced by politicians to undermine the process and that is what we are trying to avoid,” he said.

He said the change affected virtually all the participating in the , assuring that the action would   undermine the process.
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Mr Basir Sada, who is a presiding officer in at Bagagadi Ward and one of the affected officers said he was only being victimized.

Sada who said he did have previous knowledge of the change said he came out with the aim of carrying out duty but was surprised at the development.

did all that was required of me to the best of my ability and effectively.  was shocked to see somebody who said he came to replace me from ,” he said.

Mr Ahmed Isa, another affected officer said he was surprised at the development as he was expecting the change.

According to him, the action was taken to faciltate . (NAN)
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