INEC Revisits Proposal To Create More Polling Units Ahead Of 2023

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is finalizing arrangements to revisit its proposal to create additional polling units nationwide, ahead of 2023 polls

In the past, moves to create the additional polling units had met with strong objection from sections of the country

Chairman of INEC voter’s education and information, Festus Okoye, says the decision to create more polling units was taken at a meeting of the electoral body on Tuesday in Abuja

He explains that the initiative will help to address the fundamental challenges which had been disenfranchising millions of eligible voters in the past polls conducted in the country

He lists the challenges as overcrowding of polling units and poor location of polling units

Ahead of the creation of the new polling units, Okoye says that INEC will hold a stakeholders meeting with civil society organizations, political parties, religious bodies, and labour movements to seek their inputs

Meanwhile, the senate has promised to deliver the amended electoral bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent before the end of this month

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Committee, Kabiru Gaya, says that his committee has virtually completed work on the bill

The bill, according to him, will be presented on the floor of the senate and House of Representatives for joint consideration to avoid concurrent consideration He says that the committee received 87 memorandum, out of which it use 27 as input in the preparation of the bill

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