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Kano LG Election: Six Candidates Disqualified For ‘Failing’ Drug Test

Less than two weeks to council election in Kano State, about 6 candidates vying for elective posts failed drug tests.

Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) on Wednesday January 6, announced that it disqualified six candidates vying for Chairmanship and Councillorship positions in the forthcoming local government elections for failing a drug test.

Chairman of the commission, Professor Garba Ibrahim Sheka said they detected six drug addicts among the candidates.

Sheka said;

“After the compulsory drug test run by National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on on all the candidates vying for the 44 Chairmen and 484 Councillors, six candidates have been confirmed drug addicts and were disqualified from the race.

“All the confirmed addicts were contesting for councillorship slots. None is going for chairmanship.

“Their parties are lucky to have this week as a window period for them to substitute their replacements as we won’t allow any of them to contest.”

The KANSIEC chairman who told newsmen that they have introduced the compulsory test to make sure none of the newly elected leaders are addicted to drugs, said they are optimistic the policy will serve as a deterrent to youths who are into drug abuse and have future political ambition to shun from the habit for fear of being disqualified.

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