Insecurity: INEC to relocate polling units, registration areas in Zamfara

Polling units and registration areas would be relocated from areas with security threats in Zamfara State to safer places for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming general elections in the state, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Asma’u Maikudi, said yesterday.

Briefing newsmen in Gusau yesterday, Maikudi said electoral officers in the local government areas had been directed to meet the stakeholders on the matter.

“On whether elections will hold in those areas or not, there are two options here; either for security operatives to provide adequate cover to those areas or we relocate them,” she said.

She said voters would be informed via the media and possibly town criers about the decision and where their polling units and registration areas had been relocated to.

On the issue of internally displaced camps in the state, he said though there was no established official IDD camp in the state, the displaced persons residing outside the state would participate only in the presidential poll.

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