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JUST IN: INEC Removes Polling Units From Shrines, Churches, Mosques

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has removed 749 polling units from inappropriate facilities.

The commission removed nine polling units from shrines and several others from religious houses, royal palaces, and private properties.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made this known on Wednesday in Abuja at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

He, however, did not give reasons for the action.

Presently, Nigeria has 176, 846 full-fledged polling units from the initial 119, 973 polling units.

Also, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the addition of 56,872 more polling units in various parts of the country.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who made the announcement on Wednesday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, noted that the move was in line with the resolve to expand voters’ access to polling units.

“After wide-ranging consultations with stakeholders and fieldwork by our officials, the 56,872 voting points and voting point settlements were converted and added to the existing 119,974 Polling Units.

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