INEC To Create New Polling Units In Katsina, Others Ahead Of 2023 Elections
Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the processes to create additional polling units (PUs) across the country.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the end of the management meeting of the commission.
Daily Trust reports that INEC had in August 2014 proposed to create additional 30, 027 polling units, with the northern region getting 21,615 while the southern region was to get 8,412 units.
The development led to controversy thus forcing INEC to jettison the plan.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had said in an interview that Nigeria is currently underserved with its 119,973 PUs and over 57,000 voting points (VPs).