Imo Guber 2023: INEC Releases List of 40 Polling Units Where Election Will Not Hold, Gives Reason

Imo Guber 2023: INEC Releases List of 40 Polling Units Where Election Will Not Hold, Gives Reason

  • INEC has disclosed that election will not be conducted in 40 polling units in Imo state during the Saturday governorship poll
  • The electoral body maintained said this was because there were no registered voters from the listed polling units
  • INEC said electoral officers and materials would not be deployed to the polling units during the election on Saturday

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of 40 polling units where voting will not hold during the Saturday, November 11, governorship election.

In a tweet on Wednesday, November 8, the commission said this was due to the fact that there were no registered voters in the under-listed polling units.

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INEC releases list of polling units where election will not hold Photo Credit: INEC Nigeria
Source: Twitter

INEC explains why the election will not be held in 40 polling units in Imo

The electoral commission notified stakeholders and the public in the state to be aware of the development. He added that electoral officers would not be deployed to the affected polling units.

The tweet reads:

"Dear Imolites, please note that there will be no election in the following Polling Units (as attached in frames 1 & 2) with no registered Voters.
"Do not expect personnel and materials at these locations."

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The development comes three days before the governorship election in the Southeast state, where the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) was recently beaten by some thugs during workers' protest.

Political pundits have said that the election would be keenly contested between the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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See the tweet here:

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Hope Uzodinma, the incumbent governor, will complete his first term in office in January 2024.

Uzodinnma is seeking re-election for another term in office.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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