- The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that some residents of Borno state will not vote the normal ways
- According to the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Mohammed Ibrahim, some local governments will vote super camps
- The INEC commissioner attributed this new system to the insecurity challenges being faced in the state
In a move that will likely generate controversies, the 2023 elections will be conducted in super camps in 19 of the 27 local government areas of the state.
This is according to the Independent National Electoral Commission Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Mohammed Ibrahim, Punch Newspaper reports.
The REC said Borno state, which has 27 LGAs, three senatorial districts, 10 federal constituencies and 28 state constituencies, has 312 registration areas, 5,071 polling units and 2,514,228 voters as contained in the preliminary register of voters.
Super camp has been described as a place where elections could be conducted safely, saying that super camps will be prepared for the purpose before the elections.
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The REC said the residents of all the nine local government areas in northern Borno senatorial zone will cast their votes in super camps as their counterparts in seven of the nine local government areas in the central senatorial zone will do same.
Tension as suspected thugs set fire on INEC office in southwest state
The incident was said to have occurred around midnight on Wednesday, November 9.
It was gathered that the thugs jumped the fence of the commission's building and set fire to it from the back.
132,673 PVCs: INEC speaks on 2023 elections in top southeast state, expresses fear
Legit's regional reporter in Anambra, Mokwugwo Solomon, reports that the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr. Queen Agwu, during a stakeholders meeting at its headquarters in Awka, on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, announced that as much as 132,673 PVCs are yet to be claimed by their owners across the 21 council areas of the state.
She promised that the commission's offices will be open across the 21 LGAs of Anambra State, even on Saturdays and Sundays, to enable eligible voters to claim their voters cards. She encouraged voters, who have not collected their PVCs to pick theirs; while a new batch of PVCs from the recent voter registration exercise is still being expected.