We have so far received 9,777 requests for additional polling units ― INEC Chairman
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has said as of February 15, 2021, there are 9,777 requests for additional polling units in the country.
He made this known while on a visit to the headquarters of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) in Kaduna, on Tuesday.
According to the INEC boss, the commission established 119,973 polling units in 1996, saying for 25 years we did not create additional polling units.
“Since 1999, the nation’s had conducted six general elections using the same polling units. The growing demands by Nigerians for additional polling units is increasing by the day.
“We did not ask them to forward there request but they did that unsolicited. In fact, there is one request we received from a person requesting about 800 polling units in his area.
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