INEC Removes 749 Polling Units from Inappropriate Locations


A total of 749 polling units have been relocated from inappropriate locations in various states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

He said after consultation with stakeholders, the commission has successfully removed 749 polling units from inappropriate locations to appropriate public facilities or open spaces, in line with the policy to guarantee unencumbered access to polling units for all voters.

Of the figure, 232 were removed from private properties, 145 from royal palaces, six from mosques, 21 from churches, and nine from shrines.