The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared that elections will not take place in 240 polling places distributed across 28 states as a result of the surge of insecurity in several areas of the country.
At a meeting with the leaders of political parties on Monday, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, revealed this.
There are 240 polling places in 28 states and the FCT that don’t have registered voters, he declared. With the exception of Taraba and Imo state, which have 34 and 38 polling units, respectively, they range from one to twelve throughout the states that make up the FCT.
“Due to security concerns, neither a new registrant nor a voter during the most recent CVR expressed interest in transferring to those polling places. This implies that there would be no election in those polling units.”
The Inter Party Advisory Council, or IPAC, has fought against any election postponement, stating that polling places must never be moved.
IPAC Chairman Sani Yabagi said, “Mr. Chairman, under no circumstances should this election be postponed.”