Politics

INEC To Move Polling Units From Palaces, Churches And Mosques

by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo

The Plateau State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Habu Zarma, during a stakeholders’ meeting on the forthcoming distribution of permanent voter’s cards in the state on thurday said that INEC plans to remove polling units from non public buildings including churches and mosques

“The commission is in the process of relocating all units that are not in public buildings. These are those located in palaces, private residences and places of worship,”

He also said polling units that does not have the required number of registered voters would be merged with other polling units.

“Polling units in the same polling station that do not have the required minimum voter population may be relocated to places of need,” he said.

The Plateau State REC explained that the decision of INEC, both in increasing and relocating polling units, was in preparation for the 2015 general elections.

“As we move towards the 2015 general elections, we are engaged in a number of activities. We are poised towards ensuring a greater participation by our citizens and providing a level playing field for all participants,”

 

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