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Elections Will Not Hold In 240 Polling Units Across 28 States, FCT – INEC

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Elections Will Not Hold In 240 Polling Units Across 28 States, FCT - INEC

Elections Will Not Hold In 240 Polling Units Across 28 States, FCT – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says the forthcoming general election will not be held in 240 Polling Units, PUs, across 28 States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, for not having registered voters.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at a meeting with the national leaders of political parties in Abuja on Monday, said that the February and March election would now hold in 176,606 PUs instead of 176,846 PUs nationwide.

Mr Yakubu recalled that in 2021 the commission successfully expanded the number of polling units from 119,973 to the current figure of 176,846.

He said that efforts were also made to redistribute voters to the polling units in order to avoid the congestion that made voting cumbersome in many of the PUs nationwide.

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“This requires the redistribution of voters to new polling units in proximate locations. Where they are separated by distance, this must be done after consultation with the voters.

“This has been done by our State offices nationwide. However, there are 240 polling units without registered voters spread across 28 States and the FCT.

“They range from one polling unit to 12 polling units in each State and the FCT, except Taraba and Imo States with 34 and 38 polling units respectively.

“No new registrants chose the polling units and no voters indicated interest to transfer to them during the last Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), mainly for security reasons. This means that no elections will hold in these polling units,’’ he said.

Yakubu said that in INEC commitment to transparency, the commission was making available to Nigerians a comprehensive list of those polling units by name, code number and their locations by State, Local Government and Registration Area.

He said that the soft copy of the list had been uploaded on INEC website and social media platforms for public information and guidance.

The INEC chairman also advised registered voters to visit the commission’s website to confirm the locations of their polling units.

He said that from the feedback INEC received from the recent nationwide mock accreditation using the Bimodal Voters Verification System (BVAS), it was clear that some voters cannot not easily identify their PUs.

“Consequently, the Commission is advising voters to confirm the locations of their polling units through a dedicated portal on our website.

“In addition, all voters who have been assigned to new polling units will receive text messages from the Commission indicating their polling units.

“We have also compiled the register of such voters and our State offices will give it wide publicity, especially for those who may not have provided their telephone numbers during voter registration or those whose numbers may have changed.’’

Mr Yakubu said voters could locate and confirm their polling units before election day by sending a regular text or WhatsApp message to a dedicated telephone number.

He added that details of the simple procedure would be uploaded on INEC social media platforms shortly.

Mr Yakubu also disclosed that INEC was finalising the issuance of 1,642,386 identification tags for the polling and collation agents nominated by the 18 political parties made up of 1,574,301 polling agents and 68,085 collation agents.

He urged political parties to ensure that only agents accredited by INEC and wearing the correct identification tags appear at polling units and collation centres during elections.

“A situation where two or more agents claim to represent a political party, resulting in commotion at polling units or collation centres, is unacceptable.

“Only identification tags issued by the commission will be recognised on election day and violators are liable to arrest and prosecution for impersonation,’’ Mr Yakubu said.

Elections Will Not Hold In 240 Polling Units Across 28 States, FCT – INEC

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Adamawa LG poll: We’ll sweep all chairmanship positions, PDP vows

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa has vowed to clinch all the chairmanship positions across the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.

Mr Tahir Shehu, state chairman of the party made the vow before newsmen in Yola.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Adamawa Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), has scheduled July 13 for the conduct of the local government councils elections in the state.

Shehu said that the party was gender sensitive and had supporters at the grassroots and in the National Assembly.

“PDP is rooted in Adamawa, we have three senators, seven out of eight members of the House of Representatives and we are ruling the state for the second term.

“And also PDP is gender sensitive that is why our deputy governor is a female”, he said.

According to him, if women were entrusted they are honest and can deliver, and that i why they are the highest when it comes to vote.

He added that the present administration in the state was also providing dividends of democracy for all irrespective of political differences.

He further congratulated residents of the state and Nigerians at large for the 25 years of uninterrupted democracy.

He noted that within the last 25 years, Nigeria had recorded lots of development in the area of health, education, transportation and other infrastructural development among others.

Adamawa LG poll: We’ll sweep all chairmanship positions, PDP vows

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WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

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WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

The Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike is set to present a Roadmap to the actualization of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Democracy Day RoundTable of the APC Support Groups Leaders at Merit House, Abuja.

This is part of the activities marking the celebration of President Bola Tinubu’s one year in office by the Support and Volunteer Groups Unit of the APC Headquarters, in collaboration of with the Amalgamated APC Support Groups and the Progressive Support Groups Forum billed for June 12 in Abuja.

Mr Projects, as he is popularly called, the former Rivers State Governor will be the Special Guest of Honour and Lead Discussant at the Roundtable.

It is widely believed that Wike is the best performing Minister in the Tinubu’s Government, giving the landmark transformation and unprecedented facelift he has given the FCT in his 9 months as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

Wike will be expected to talk about security, infrastructures, sanitation, education and housing among other issues.

FCT residents, Civil Society, APC hierarchy, media and academia will form the major Participants at the event.

In a release signed by the Convenerof the Amalgamated APC Support Groups Think Tank and leader of the Progressive Support Groups Forum, Sir. Dr. AK Peters, His Excellency, the former Rivers State Governor is described as the beacon of the Renewed Hope that Tinubu promised to Nigeria. Wike is everywhere, doing everything to everybody, everytime.

Wike qualifies to be our SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR at the Roundtable, Peters Said with a sense of pride.

WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

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APC SUPPORT GROUPS RALLY ROUND PAUL CHUKWUMA

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APC SUPPORT GROUPS RALLY ROUND PAUL CHUKWUMA

The members of the APC Support Groups family have thrown their weight behind a Frontline pillar of the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State, Sir Paul Chukwuma in the build up to the race for the Anambra State governorship election.
The Convener of the Amalgamated APC Support Groups Think Tank and leader of the Progressive Support Groups Forum, Dr. AK Peters made this declaration in Abuja on the heels of the fake news of the purported arrest and detaintion of Sir Paul Chukwuma by the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission ICPC.
In a release signed by Dr. AK Peters and Ustaz Bashir Yahaya, the Secretary of the Think Tank on Friday, the APC Support Groups Leaders condemned the fear and sheer desperation of failed and expired politicians who see Paul Chukwuma as a major threat to their political future.
The release reads in parts, ” Anambra State needs to be rescued from the clutches of bad governance and misrule of APGA and Sir Paul Chukwuma is right man for the job”.

Peters further stated that Paul Chukwuma is a grassroot man, a loyal party man, a motivator of the youths, a philanthropist, mobilizer, and a good Christian who has the fear of God and built the structure of the APC in Anambra State.
He emphasized that those who have suddenly realized that they have failed the people in the past are resorting to campaign of calumny and spreading fake news to smear the good name and character of the APC hopeful for the Anambra State governorship election.

The APC Support Groups have decided to drum support for only true party members like Sir Paul Chukwuma, the Statement said.

He called on all party members to work for him as he is the only person that has all it takes to defeat APGA and enthrone APC in the state.

APC SUPPORT GROUPS RALLY ROUND PAUL CHUKWUMA

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