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INEC converts 1,495 voting points to polling units in Adamawa

Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has converted 1,495 Voting Points, VPs, to Polling Units, Pus, in Adamawa.

Kassim Gaidam, the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, disclosed this at stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Yola.

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He said the aim was to decongest PUs with many VPs to address the challenge of voter apathy during elections.

Mr Gaidam said population growth, new settlements, difficult terrains and other factors were considered by the commission in trying to decongest the available PUs.

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“You will recall that during the 2019 elections, the statistics showed that we had 1,973,083 registered voters, spread across the 2,608 PUs and 1,495 VPs.

“With the exercise therefore, the state will have a total of 4,104 full-pledged PUs,” he said.
According to him, all the PUs will be at public buildings.

He said that the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, would commence on June 28 and urged those who have reached the age of 18 years to register.

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Adamu Alhaji, the state Commissioner of Police advised political parties to play the game of politics by the rules.

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Mr Adamu was represented by ACP Audu Paul at the event.


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