Election won’t hold in 240 polling units across 28 states, says INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Monday that elections will not hold in 240 polling units across 28 states of the federation during the February 25 and March 11 general elections.
The Commission also warned that it will not accept a situation where two or more party agents report to the polling units, causing confusion, adding that any agent found to be engaged in such act will be arrested and prosecuted.
The poling units where elections will not hold include one in each in Edo, Kwara, Rivers and Zamfara states, while Imo State has the highest number of 38.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who disclosed this at a regular consultative meeting with leaders of the 18 registered political parties ahead of the elections said the affected polling units have no registered voters.
He said with the exclusion of the 240 polling units, election will take place in 176,606 polling units across the country.