INEC extends voting in Yobe, Borno By Duku Joel

INECVoting has been extended in both Yobe and Borno states by the Independent National Electoral Commission due to logistic, technical and security reasons.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Borno, Samuel Madaki, disclosed that voting will affect nine polling units in three local government areas – Maiduguri metropolitan Council (MMC), Jere, and Hawul Local government councils.

Madaki attributed the extension to logistic problems the late arrival of election materials and some technical issues with the card reader in those affected areas.

In Yobe State, voting is to continue in four local governments areas of Fika, Yunusari, Geidam; Postiskum,

The  REC, Habu Zarma, said four security concerns, late arrival of materials and technical problems were responsible.

The extension will affect 18 polling units; 10 in Fika, each in Potiskum and Yunusari.

He said that voting has commenced in Fika, Potiskum and Yunusari but the fate of Geidam is still hanging as security issues in the area are yet to be addressed.

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