We’ll publish list of new polling units for 2023 elections next week –INEC

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By Henry Okonkwo

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it would publish a comprehensive list of its new polling units across the country next week.

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at the formal handing over of a new state of the art fire truck deployed to the commission’s headquarters in Abuja by the Federal Fire Service.

According to Yakubu, the details of the locations of the registration centres and the procedure for the commencement of online registration for resumption of nationwide continuous voter registration would also be made available in the next three weeks.

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.

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“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.”

Yakubu also said that as a member of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, FFS had been as concerned as other security agencies about the recent attacks on our offices across the country.

“Out of the 42 attacks on our facilities nationwide, 18 incidents resulted from arson and three more by a combination of arson and vandalism.

“On its part, the Federal Fire Service offered to deploy an additional state-of-the-art fire engine to the INEC headquarters to complement the two existing trucks.

“At the same time, it directed its state offices to take additional protective measures around other INEC facilities nationwide,” he said.

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