Kagarko, Sanga State Assembly Rerun: We Are Ready, Says INEC

Kagarko, Sanga State Assembly Rerun: We Are Ready, Says INEC

By Uangbaoje Alex, Kaduna

Following the rerun elections ordered by the Appeal Court in Kaduna on the Kagarko and Sanga State Assembly Constituencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission, Kaduna State Office on Wednesday said it is set for the January 25th election.

Administrative Secretary of the Commission, Muhammed Auwal, gave the assurance at a Stakeholders Election Committee Forum meeting.

According to him, the rerun elections will be conducted in 36 polling units, where a total of 34,315 eligible voters are expected to cast their votes.

He said all by nonsensitive materials are already on ground, and the money required to execute the project released, adding the Commission will soon commence the recruitment and training of ad-hoc personnel for the elections.

He explained that only serving corps members will be used in the lower cadre, while INEC staff will be deployed as  Supervising Presiding Officers (SPOs) and others.

Auwal, said the Commission will use the Smart Card Reader in accreditation, but where there will emerge any issue the incidence form would be used, however noted that there are technical experts that will be going round to ensure the system work effectively.

In his reaction, a member of the main opposition political party in the State, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ben Bako, said it will amount to a total misplacement if they should believe and accept in a hurry that the Commission is prepared owning to what has played out in the past.

According to him, what would happen on the day of the election would be different from what the Commission has outlined.

On his part, former Senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial Zone, made request on behalf of the PDP, that everyone assigned by should be identified by their names and the entities they represented, and that all sensitive materials assigned to all polling units be numbered and listed clearly.

The Acting Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Yahaya Baba Pate, however commended INEC for their preparations and requested that the pending result score of each of the Local government as declared by the court be made available to all stakeholders.

The INEC Admin Secretary, in his response agreed that there were issues in the 2019 elections but that the Commission has learnt from them and are ready to make amends, saying “if anything was wrongly done in the past, we promised that it will never happen again.”

2021: Barack Obama Return to Politics, to Run for President in Kenya

In a surprise announcement, former American President Barack Obama has confirmed this morning his candidacy in the 2021 Kenyan presidential campaign.
Son of a Kenyan senior governmental economist, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., the politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 is actually touring Africa to give a series of conferences.
While visiting the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, he was greeted by a large and extremely enthusiastic crowd, loudly cheering and chanting his name.

Mr. Obama drew an almost ecstatic roar from the crowd when he made the announcement that he was returning to politics.
“I’m a bit disgusted with American politics recently while seeing Kenya struggle. I realized I needed to do something to help my Homeland.”
The former U.S. President believes he can help the country overcome its social and economic problems as he did with the U.S.
“I was able to solve the U.S.’ worse economic crisis in its history and put it on the right track until they elected a narcissistic reality TV star. I can certainly help Kenya.”
Mr. Obama announced that he was launching his own political party, the National Democratic Party of Kenya (NDP) and confirmed he was considering negotiations with existing parties to form a coalition.

Kenya is still struggling with social instability, poverty issues, government corruption, and an important water crisis even if it has recently known a few years of economic growth.
Although its economy enjoys the leading position in eastern and central Africa, 39.9% of its population lives below the poverty line, according to the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative.
To make things worse, the country has been struggling with several economic problems recently, the most recent of which is a huge swarm of locust that destroyed swathes of maize, coffee, vegetable, and tea plantations, threatening the country’s food security.
Several experts believe the former American President’s chances of getting elected are extremely good.
Many analysts also note that the actual government will certainly hesitate to forbid his candidacy or trick the election if it takes place under international scrutiny.
The next Presidential election in Kenya is set for October 2021 and candidates have until April 2021 to confirm their candidacy.

Source: https://worldnewsdailyreport.com/barack-obama-announces-intention-to-run-as-president-of-kenya-in-2021/