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Nigeria now has 176,846 polling units- INEC

INEC chairman Professor Mahmoud Yakubu

The independent National Electoral Commission ,INEC says the country now has 176,846 polling units.

INEC chairman Professor Mahmoud Yakubu stated this in Abuja during the meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners.

He said that about 749 polling units were removed from inappropriate locations; 232 were removed from Private residences,145 from Royal Palaces, from Mosques, 21 from Churches and 9 from Shrines.

The INEC boss said the remaining 336 polling units were relocated for various reasons which include distance, difficult terrain, congestion, communal conflict, new settlements and general insecurity.

Professor Yakubu also said that beginning from the Anambra Governorship election scheduled for 6th November this year, the Commission would no longer use voting points during elections.

He expressed gratitude to the stakeholders for making the exercise a stress free one.

INEC chairman Professor Mahmoud Yakubu also announced that that the Commission would conduct two Governorship election in Ekiti and Osun State next year.

According to him, that of Ekiti will take place on the 18th June 2022 while that of Osun will take place on the 16th July 2022.

Professor Yakubu said the time table and schedule of activities for the two elections have been uploaded to the Commission’s website.

Ogochukwu Okoronkwo

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