2023: INEC Confirms Elections Will not Hold in 240 Polling Units over Insecurity

Paschal Emeka, Abuja | February 13, 2023

As the 2023 general elections draw closer, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed that no election will be held in 240 polling units across the country.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Monday at an ongoing meeting with leaders of the 18 political parties at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Yakubu informed that no new registrants chose the polling units adding that no voter indicated an interest in transferring to them during the last Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise, mainly for security reasons.

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

He revealed that the polling units are located in Edo, Kwara, Rivers and Zamfara, and Imo states.

Yakubu further revealed that Imo State has the highest share with 28 polling units.

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