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INEC: 38 Imo Polling Units Exempted from Election



The November 11 governorship election in Imo State will not take place in 38 polling units, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Sylvia Agu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in the state, announced this during a press conference in Owerri. She explained that these 38 polling units had zero voter registration.

Agu disclosed that 2,318,919 individuals had already collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), while 101,003 people were yet to collect theirs ahead of the election.

She said, “The total number of collected PVCs is 2,318,919, with 101,003 remaining uncollected. Election will occur in 4,720 polling units out of a total of 4,758. The 38 polling units where elections won’t take place have no registered voters.”

Agu further stated, “Our workforce for the election consists of 21,000 staff. We are fully prepared for this off-cycle election, which is the first of its kind in the history of Imo State. The election will commence at 8:30 am and conclude at 2:30 pm. We will electronically collate the results.”

She also mentioned that out of the 13 programs scheduled by the commission for the election, 11 have been successfully executed. The remaining two items on the agenda are the last day for political parties and their candidates to campaign, which is November 9, and the election day itself, November 11.