INEC provides update on creation of new polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said the new polling units will soon be made public, to allow eligible registrants to choose where they wish to register and vote on Election Day.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in his remarks at the meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, (RECs), hinted that, “our plan is to conclude the on-going consultations and the actual work on the polling units in earnest so that the new locations will be made public for eligible registrants to choose where they wish to register and vote on Election Day.

The INEC also said that those who wish to replace their lost or damaged Permanent Voters’ Cards, (PVC), or transfer their registration from one location to another will be able to do so after the new locations are disclosed.

Yakubu said, “The Commission is committed to deepening the culture of planning for elections. The current five-year plan covering the period 2017-2021 expires this year. For this reason, a Committee involving the participation of some RECs was inaugurated a few weeks ago to review the Strategic Plan and the Strategic Programme of Action to cover the next cycle of five years, from 2022-2026.

“The Committee is making good progress. Its report should be submitted by the end of this month, to enable the Commission engage stakeholders for its validation and subsequent implementation.

“I want to assure Nigerians that this will be accomplished long before the expiry of the current plan at the end of this year”, he stated.

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