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IDPs will vote close to camps, INEC says

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue State has dispelled rumours that voting centres earlier designated for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state had been cancelled.

The Head of Voter Education, Publicity, Gender and Civil Society Organisations of INEC in the state, Emmanuel Okpe, told our correspondent in Makurdi yesterday that the rumour was untrue because proper arrangements had been made for IDPs who have PVCs to vote and they have been informed accordingly.

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“Those who have gone back to their homes will vote at their original polling units while those who are still at the camp will also vote under the arrangement made by INEC in locating a polling unit close to the camp where they could go and do so,” he said.

Election day: NiMet predicts sunny, hazy weather over most parts of Nigeria. The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny, hazy and partly cloudy weather conditions with thundery activities over most parts of the country today.

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NiMet’s Weather Outlook yesterday in Abuja predicted partly cloudy conditions over central cities with day and night temperatures of 33 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius and 17 to 28 degrees Celsius.

It also predicted prospects of thunderstorms over Nassarawa, Lokoja, Abuja and Makurdi in the afternoon and evening periods.

The agency predicted that Northern states would experience sunny and hazy morning with sunny conditions in the afternoon and evening and day and night temperatures of 33 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius and 17 to 24 degrees Celsius.

According to NiMet, Southern states will experience partly cloudy and cloudy conditions over the inland cities in the morning hours.

It further predicted chances of localised thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening periods with day and night temperatures of 33 degrees Celsius to 39 and 19 to 27 degrees Celsius. (NAN)

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