The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved additional 770 Polling Units (PUs) in Gombe State. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state, Omar Ibrahim, dropped the hint yesterday at a stakeholders’ meeting on Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in the state.
According to Ibrahim, the existing 770 voting points have been converted to full PUs. He said: “At our last meeting, I informed you that approval was being awaited for the conversion of 770 voting points in the state to PUs.
“I am glad to inform you that the commission has approved the conversion of these Voting Points into full-fledged PUs. This brings the number of PUs in Gombe to 2,988.” He added that the measure would reduce overcrowding in PUs and reduce the distance that voters cover to access them during elections.