The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the registration figure of voters in Kaduna State has declined.
The commission noted that Kaduna State, which was rated 3rd position in the 2019 general elections after Lagos and Kano in voters’ figures has dropped to almost 15th position in recent times in the country.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kaduna State, Dr. Asmau Sani Maikudi who revealed this yesterday blamed the situation on insecurity, inadequate sensitization among other factors.
He made this known while presenting a paper at a meeting organized by the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) in Kaduna, to sensitize the Ulama and other Islamic leaders on the need to take voter registration seriously.
“Over the years, Kaduna State has always been third nationwide after Lagos and Kano in terms of voter registration figures. However, in recent times poor turnout of prospective registrants has pushed the figures down. “This can be attributed to a number of factors, which include insecurity, network downtime, lack of adequate sensitization, and inability to carry out a rotation,” he said