The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, has introduced plans to create further two thousand 4 hundred and twenty 4 polling items in Rivers State.
The transfer takes the entire variety of polling items within the state to 6 thousand eight hundred and sixty six.
The Resident Electoral Fee, REC in Rivers state, Obo Effanga who made the disclosure in a media briefing in Port Harcourt, mentioned the final time further polling items have been created in Nigeria was twenty 5 years in the past.
In his phrases, “We all know the place the brand new polling items will likely be created and that’s what we’re implementing”
“At present in Rivers state, there are 4 thousand 4 hundred and forty two polling items and primarily based on the decrease threshold of 5 hundred and better threshold of seven hundred and fifty registered voters decided by the fee, INEC seems to be to transform two thousand 4 hundred and twenty 4 voting factors in Rivers state to polling items.
“When this new proposed polling items are verified and ratified, the entire variety of polling items will likely be about six thousand eight hundred and sixty six and people quantity we consider will likely be enough to serve the present registered voters of three million, three 200 and eighteen thousand 200 and seventy three.”
The REC additionally introduced that the continual voter’s registration will begin on June 28, 2021 throughout the nation, including that every one new registrants and present voters could be transferred to the brand new polling items the place they fall into.
2023: INEC pronounces plans to create over polling items