INEC Creates Additional 2,239 Polling Units In Delta State
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has created two thousand two hundred and thirty nine new polling units in Delta State for the conduct of future elections.
This was made known by the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Delta State, Pastor Monday Udoh-Tom, during a stakeholders’ meeting at INEC headquarters in Asaba, the state capital.
Mr. Udoh-Tom noted following the establishment of the additional polling units, Delta State now has a total of five thousand eight hundred and sixty three voting points spread across the twenty-five local government areas of the state.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, explained that the exercise which was conducted from 22nd to 29th of April, was followed by the verification of the conformity of the process by INEC teams at the local government areas in synergy with officials in the state and INEC headquarters in Abuja.
Mr. Monday Udoh-Tom added that the stakeholders meeting was in line with INEC’s tradition of keeping electoral shareholders abreast of changes or innovations in the electoral system.
Some representatives of political parties, civil society organizations and security agencies at the event lauded INEC for the initiative and expressed the hope that the upscale of polling units would upgrade the process of future elections in the state.