By Emmanuel Adeleke
With less than two weeks to the general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that election will not hold in 240 polling units.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a meeting with the leaders of political parties, on Monday.
He said nobody chose to vote in these polling units.
“There are 240 polling units without registered voters spread across 28 states and the FCT. They range from one polling unit to 12 polling units in each state and the FCT, except Taraba and Imo states with 34 and 38 polling units respectively.
“No new registrant chose the polling units and no voter indicated interest to transfer to them during the last CVR mainly for security reasons. This means that no election would be held in these poling units.
“In our avowed commitment to transparency, the commission is making available to Nigerians, a comprehensive list of these polling units by name, code number, and their locations by state, local government, and registration area.
“With this development, the number of polling units where elections will hold nationwide on February 25, 2023 and March 11, 2023 is now 176,606. The soft copy of the list has been uploaded to our website and social media platforms for public information and guidance.” he said.
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