INEC identifies 24 inaccessible polling units in Yobe

INEC identifies 24 inaccessible polling units in Yobe


The Independent National Electoral Commission in Yobe State , says it has identified 24 inaccessible areas with security challenges where elections will not hold .

Alhaji Ahmad Makama , the Resident Electoral Commissioner , stated this at a stakeholders ’ interactive session on Wednesday in Damaturu.

He said security operatives had confirmed some communities in Gujba , Gulani and Giedam with security challenges that were inaccessible and not conducive for election .

Makama said the commission was liaising with the communities for a more accessible alternative polling units to cast their votes .

“We are determined to ensure that every eligible voter exercises his franchise , and are therefore collaborating with all political parties and stakeholders for a generally acceptable alternative polling units so that no one will cry foul ,” he said .

According to the commissioner , 69 ,000 permanent voter card had not been claimed in the state .

“We appeal to the registered voters to come forward to claim their cards before we close shop on February 8 th,” he said .

The commissioner assured that adequate security arrangement had been made to monitor the 2 ,823 polling units in the state .

He also assured of a level playing ground for all candidates and political parties, just as he promised all groups that a conducive atmosphere would be provided for all to vote.

( NAN )

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