The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has defined why it shied away from creating new Senatorial Districts and constituencies.
INEC in an announcement blamed the shortage of inhabitants census for not reviewing the present constituencies.
The Fee in an announcement by Festus Okoye, Chairman Info and Voters Training Committee disclosed this on Friday.
DAILY POST had reported that the Home of Representatives tasked INEC to overview the electoral act.
The Fee stated it could be laborious to overview the constituencies and not using a inhabitants census since Nigeria had its final census in 2006.
“The Structure additionally offers that the Fee might embark on revision and adjustment after a nationwide census, creation of states or by an Act of the Nationwide Meeting [Section 73 (2}].
“None of those circumstances really exists in the mean time. The final inhabitants census was carried out in 2006, about fifteen years in the past.
The Fee feels that revising or altering constituencies primarily based on 15-year-old inhabitants knowledge is inappropriate as a result of the well-known rapidity of inhabitants modifications in Nigeria would make nonsense of any consequence
We cant overview constituencies and not using a new inhabitants census – INEC replies Reps