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After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by ChelseaArmy(m): 6:54am On Feb 05
It’s necessary — Prof Jega
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will, today, meet with political parties to brainstorm on how best to create additional Polling Units (PUs) in the country, Daily Trust gathered.

A senior official of the commission told our correspondent that the meeting was part of the series of consultations lined up by the commission to engage critical stakeholders on the creation of new PUs.

With 84.04 million registered voters, based on the 2019 figure, the country has 119,973 PUs which were established by the defunct National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON) in 1996.

Daily Trust reports that three attempts to create additional polling units in the country were unsuccessful following agitation by various interest groups. The last attempt was in August 2014 when Professor Attahiru Jega was the chairman of the commission.

The proposal to create additional 30,027 polling units polarised the polity into various fault lines. In a recent exclusive interview with our correspondent, Jega said to enhance the integrity of the country’s electoral processes, additional polling units should be created.

“We decided to create new polling units when we couldn’t do constituency delimitation. Constituency delimitation is a requirement of the law; the constitution says that every 10 years, constituencies should be delimited. Why? Because in every country, there is population growth and constituencies should be relatively equal in size.

“By our own estimate, using the scientific criteria on constituency delimitation, the average size of a constituency in Nigeria should be about 350,000. So, we should have more polling units than we now have. Ideally, a polling unit should not be more than 500 voters, on average, to make it easier for everybody to come and by 2 pm, they must have voted and votes counted before evening so it can be announced,” Jega said.

It was gathered that the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu will address the political parties on the proposal during a meeting today.

The commission will also meet with other stakeholders including civil society organisations, religious leaders, traditional institutions, labour unions, socio-cultural organisations, various arms of the federal government on the need to create additional polling units across the country.

Yakubu was quoted in a publication of the commission as saying, “Polling units are central to the electoral process and therefore democracy at large. Voter access to polling units is at the very heart of electoral democracy because polling units are the basis on which citizens exercise their fundamental rights to vote and to make electoral choices freely.”
https://dailytrust.com/after-3-flops-in-25yrs-inec-meets-parties-today-over-new-polling-units

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Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by ChelseaArmy(m): 6:54am On Feb 05
Welcome development because Nigerian population is too
much.
Our champion Tinubu the Jagaban is ever ready to break any opposition candidate to pieces come 2023!!!

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Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by Designsking: 6:58am On Feb 05
I so love that caption. It is what it is. 3 flops

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Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by ChelseaArmy(m): 7:04am On Feb 05
Designsking:
I so love that caption. It is what it is. 3 flops
Better,Jega wanted to do the same but was wrongly criticize
by flat headers groups

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Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by Nobody: 7:05am On Feb 05
embarassed embarassed To rig another election, hopefully a brain dead vegetable won't be installed this time around.

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Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by ChelseaArmy(m): 7:08am On Feb 05
Sambiza Forest shouldn't be excluded, bcoz some
people are living out there wo!!!!

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Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by ChelseaArmy(m): 7:10am On Feb 05
Karlovic:
embarassed embarassed To rig another election, hopefully a brain dead vegetable won't be installed this time around.
Better cox Nigeria is bigger than africa.......

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Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by helinues: 7:17am On Feb 05
Nice one
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by iampeterben(m): 7:55am On Feb 05
Okay let's see what the meeting outcome will bring.
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by sofeo(m): 7:55am On Feb 05
H
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by Simplebeauty: 7:55am On Feb 05
grin
grin
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by sofeo(m): 7:56am On Feb 05
I hope another federal might won't be used to over ride them.
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by blinking001(m): 7:56am On Feb 05
Our Obodo Nigeria will be great
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by bigdammyj: 7:57am On Feb 05
Noted
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by bestman09(m): 7:57am On Feb 05
sad
Will it guarantee a free and fair election?


Asking for a friend.
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by StubbornGENIUS: 7:57am On Feb 05
Yeah it's really necessary.
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by AFvckingAlpha(m): 7:59am On Feb 05
The fvck

Niggarr!!

FLOP FLOP FLOP like a floppy disk.


What INEC needs to start working on is e-voting, but no they pondering on increasing polling unit.

What a mess!!

Conventional bunch of folks. That Yakubu man is a bitch ass niggarr.

I said what I said.

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Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by lafekom: 7:59am On Feb 05
Let's wait for the meeting outcome
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by realstars: 7:59am On Feb 05
TO creat more problames
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by IMASTEX: 7:59am On Feb 05
Okay
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by ForeThinker: 8:00am On Feb 05
grin
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by Sultty(m): 8:00am On Feb 05
Buhari is a terrorist
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by shiki(m): 8:00am On Feb 05
INEC pushed Nigerian into this hardship
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by DuBLINGreenb(m): 8:00am On Feb 05
Ok
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by Jerryherd: 8:00am On Feb 05
All this is caused by habokkis fear of population census
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by Akaegwu(m): 8:02am On Feb 05
Watch out. All the war zones in the north will have the largest number.
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by pickatyouu: 8:02am On Feb 05
Na now dem wan get sense, or dem just wan put us on cruise.
Re: After 3 Flops In 25 Years, INEC Meets Parties Today Over New Polling Units by soso22(m): 8:03am On Feb 05
It would be good if agreed on.

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