INEC uncovers polling units sited in shrines, forests, others

AS the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) continues its review of the voters’ registration exercise nationwide, the electoral body has uncovered several polling units sited at shrines, thick forests and residences of politicians in Anambra and Rivers states. INEC initiated the Continuous Voters Registration (CTR) with the aim of authenticating the list and credibility of voters, as well as accommodate voters who have relocated to new bases since the 2011 general elections.

The sitting of polling units at shrines and other unexpected places was revealed by the chairmen of some states independent electoral commissions at the knowledge sharing conference which INEC held with chairmen of states electoral commissions yesterday in Abuja, where the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, urged them to ensure that the knowledge gathered at the workshop guide them towards conducting credible elections in the various states and the FCT.

Jega, who assured that the commission will be working in partnership with the state electoral commissions to relocate all the polling units in the shrines and evil forests for smooth conduct of the 2015 elections, noted that the meeting was unique because it brought together election managers at the national and local levels.


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