With hours left to the presidential and National Assembly general elections, the Kano police command on Thursday, February 14, said it has impounded 17 sacks containing thumb-printed ballot papers in Sabon Gari area of Kano.
The ballot papers, according to the report by Daily Nigerian, have already been thumb-printed on the box of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
Legit.ng gathers that the ''specimen'' ballot papers have been moved to the police headquarters for further investigation.
Reacting to the incident, The Nation reports that the spokesperson of Kano police command, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, disclosed that two people were arrested with the sacks containing the ballot papers.
He said: "Let me categorically state that the ballot papers are not thumbprinted and not real. They are just specimen used to enlighten voters."
Abdullahi further added that the arrested suspects had confessed to conveying the ballot papers on the transit to Dutse, Jigawa state capital, with the aim of enlightening electorate at the rural areas of the state.
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Legit.ng had previously reported that another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, Anambra state capital had reportedly been hit by fire.
The saddening fire incident, which occurred on Tuesday, February 12, at INEC office near Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, had led to destruction of electoral material marked for the February 16 election in the state.
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