INEC says no elections in 240 polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that elections would not be taking place in 240 polling units across the country during the 2023 General Elections.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, who stated this at a meeting with leaders of political parties on Monday, said there was no voters registration in the affected polling units which are in 28 states.

The poling units where elections will not hold ranged from one in Edo, Kwara, Rivers and Zamfara States to 38 in Imo State, which has the highest number of affected polling units.

Yakubu explained that no new voters chose the polling units and no existing voters indicated interest to transfer to them during the last continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise.

He believed that the voters reactions must have been influenced by security reasons.

“This means that no elections will hold in these polling units,” he said.

Yakubu  said with the exclusion of the affected 240 polling units election will take place in about 176,606 polling units across the country.

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