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INEC forbids plan to create new Polling Units

11 November 2014, 21:36

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission has forbidden it's plan to create an additional 30,000 Polling Units as the proposal triggered controversy, PremiumTimes reported.

The decision by INEC to create the 21,000 units in the south and 8,000 in the north was based on the number of registered voters.

Also read: INEC to extend issuance of PVC in Lagos

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega has been criticized over the ratio in the geopolitical zones, some leaders have called for him to resign.

The commission has decided to discontinue the plan until after the polls next year, however the electoral body has vowed it will continue with the Voter Points where necessary to ease pressure in the coming elections.

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