The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, has introduced plans to create further two thousand 4 hundred and twenty 4 polling models in Rivers State.
The transfer takes the overall variety of polling models 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 models had been created in Nigeria was twenty 5 years in the past.
In his phrases, “We all know the place the brand new polling models shall be created and that’s what we’re implementing”
“At the moment in Rivers state, there are 4 thousand 4 hundred and forty two polling models 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 models.
“When this new proposed polling models are verified and ratified, the overall variety of polling models shall be about six thousand eight hundred and sixty six and people quantity we imagine shall be ample 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 models the place they fall into.
2023: INEC declares plans to create over 2000 polling models
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