The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, yesterday laments low reaction of individuals to the present voters enrollment exercise in the state.
The Emir made the remark when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Jibrin Zarewa was in his royal residence on a visit.
He coordinated district heads in the emirate to mobilize people for active participation in the registration exercise.
He said though the state had more than seven million people, the fact that only 2.8 million voted during the last general election showed that the issue of voter’s registration was not being taken serious.
Usman urged INEC to use jingles to mobilize people for the exercise, even as he assured the electoral body of the emirate’s support to achieve the desired objective.
Earlier, the INEC commissioner stated that they were at the emir’s palace to seek for the fatherly advice and for the emir’s assistance.
Similarly, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for introducing electoral reforms that would add quality and sanitize the electoral process.
Farouk made the commendation in Daura on Tuesday when he received Alhaji Jibrin Zarewa, the newly deployed Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) to Katsina State who paid a courtesy call on him.
Farouk, who lauded the ongoing Continuous Voter registration exercise said the proposed electronic voting system and the use of smart card readers in election would drastically reduce instances of electoral anomalies.
He reiterated the commitment of the traditional institution to continue to support the electoral body in executing its mandate.