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General News of Monday, 7 June 2021

Source: thenationonlineng.net

INEC to publish newly created polling units next week

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Monday that the newly created Polling Units will be published next week ahead of the commencement of Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

INEC had undertaken the task to expand existing Polling Units across the country to boost Voters’ access to polling centres to reduce apathy during elections.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure during the presentation of fire engine to the Commission by the Federal Fire Service in Abuja.

According to Yakubu, the Commission accomplished the task for the first time in 25 years.

He said, “we earlier assured Nigerians that we shall conclude work on the expansion of voter access to polling units and make the new polling units available to citizens ahead of the CVR exercise.

“I am glad to report that we have accomplished this task for the first time in 25 years. A comprehensive list of the new polling units will be published next week. Similarly, details of the locations of the registration centres and the procedure for the commencement of online registration will also be made available after a series of regular consultative meetings with stakeholders next week.”

Meanwhile, on the donation of the fire engine, the INEC Chair commended the Federal Fire Service, adding that 18 incidents out of the 42 attacks on the Commission’s facility resulted from arson.

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