Osun Election: INEC relocates polling units from politicians’ houses and palaces
Polling units situated in front of palaces, politicians’ houses, religious centres and other controversial areas, have been relocated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Osun, Professor Abdulganiy Raji who spoke ahead of the governorship election in the state holding this weekend, said polling units were moved away from controversial areas to open spaces and public buildings.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the electoral umpire in Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday July 12, Raji said;
“Polling units were moved away from controversial areas such as the front of houses of politicians, front of palaces, religious centres, either to open spaces or public buildings.
“This action is to ensure adequate security and peaceful elections. Flashpoints have been identified and strategies (have been) mapped out to resolve issues that can truncate the election process.”
Raji also hinted on conversion of voting points to polling units in a bid to ensure the expansion of voter access to polling units.