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2023 Elections: we have received 9,777 additional requests for polling units – INEC Chairman

By Damilola Adeyemo

ABUJA – Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the commission had received no fewer than 9,777 requests for additional polling units across the country.

In a statement, Yakubu said “We did not ask them to forward their request but they did that unsolicited. In fact, there is one request we received from a person requesting for about 800 polling units in his area.

“As of yesterday, the 15th February 2021 we have received 9,777 additional requests for polling units.”

“Since 1999, the nation had conducted six general elections using the same polling units. The growing demands by Nigerians for additional polling units are increasing by the day.

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