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INEC Denies Creating Additional Polling Unit


The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has denied creating addition polling unit in Gwagwalada area council as allege by some of the political parties in the area.

The electoral officer of the council, Hajiya Jummai Abubakar who said this during an interview recently, stated that it became necessary to speak on the allegation because of the rumor making rounds.

Hajiya Abubakar said the news came to her as a surprise as what INEC has done was the creation of polling point to ease movement of voters on election day which had been done was with the consent of all the stakeholders.

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“It came to me as a surprise because we have called for stakeholders meeting in anything we do and we usually brief them. There are many development in FCT and you know that during election, one cannot leave one place to another because of restriction of movement. Because of this, voting points were created to ease movement,” she said.

The Gwagwalada electoral officer added that INEC as an umpire remain committed in having a free fair and credible election and urge for support from eligible voters in the territory.

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