INEC converts 1,495 voting points to polling units in Adamawa



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has converted 1,495 voting points to polling units in Adamawa.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state Kassim Gaidam, disclosed this at stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Yola.

He said the aim was to decongest PUs with many VPs to address the challenge of voter apathy during elections.

Gaidam said population growth, new settlements, difficult terrains and other factors were considered by the commission in trying to decongest the available polling units.

“You will recall that during the 2019 elections, the statistics showed that we had 1,973,083 registered voters, spread across the 2,608 PUs and 1,495 voting points.

“With the exercise, therefore, the state will have a total of 4,104 full-pledged polling units,” he said.
According to him, all the polling units will be at public buildings.

He said the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) would commence on June 28 and urged those who have reached the age of 18 years to register.

The state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Alhaji, advised political parties to play the game of politics by the rules.

Mr Adamu was represented by his assistant, Audu Paul, at the event.

(NAN)

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