INEC stops using churches and mosques as polling units ahead of 2023 general elections

INEC stops using churches and mosques as polling units ahead of 2023 general elections

There is news about the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ahead of the 2023 elections, INEC has removed 749 polling units from inappropriate locations to improve access to voters for elections.

During a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known that the units have been relocated to appropriate public facilities or open spaces.

21 at churches, six at mosques, 145 at royal palaces, and 232 at private properties, nine at traditional shrines are some of the affected polling units.

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

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