2023: INEC To Deploy One Million Officials For Elections – Yakubu

2023: INEC To Deploy One Million Officials For Elections – Yakubu


2023: INEC To Deploy One Million Officials For Elections – Yakubu

INEC To Deploy One Million Officials For Elections–Yakubu

INEC To Deploy One Million Officials For Elections–Yakubu: The number of officers who will be deployed in the upcoming general elections in 2023 has been published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

During a press conference with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu stated that at least one million officials will be deployed for the poll.

He addressed at the public presentation of the Strategic Plan (SP) for 2022-2026 and the Election Project Plan for 2023. (EPP).

He stated that the officials will be made up of both permanent and ad-hoc personnel who will work together to ensure the election’s success across the country’s 176,846 polling locations.

The 2023 general election would be held in 1,491 constituencies across the country, including one presidential constituency, 109 senatorial districts, 360 federal constituencies, 28 governorship elections, and 993 state constituencies, according to INEC’s chairman.

“The election will involve an estimated one million electoral officials (both permanent and temporary or ad hoc staff) deployed to 176,846 polling units in 8,809 wards and 774 local government areas across the country.
 
“The election will be governed by a new Electoral Act 2022, which contains many progressive provisions that will enhance the capacity of the commission to conduct elections and manage the electoral process better,” he said.
On the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise, the INEC Chairman reiterated that the exercise will end on June 30, 2022, and urged eligible Nigerians to register for their PVCs.
For those who registered between June and December 2021, he urged them to collect their already produced PVCs in person.
Yakubu said: “All eligible voters that are yet to register are advised to do so on or before that date if they intend to vote.
 
“Furthermore, the PVCs of validly registered voters from the first and second quarters are already available for collection at designated centres nationwide.
 
“I would like to appeal to all Nigerians who registered between June and December 2021 to collect their PVCs in person as no PVCs will be collected by proxy.

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It is commendable that the INEC is committed to seeing that they conduct the election under law. Please, everyone should endeavor to get their PVC.

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