The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue State announced Wednesday that a total of 2,777,727 registered voters will vote in the general elections.
Prof Sam Egwu, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, revealed this during a stakeholders’ meeting organized by the commission in Makurdi. He also revealed that the elections would not take place in the state’s 10 Polling Units (PU).
Egwu stated that the total number of registered voters in the state was 2,777,727, and that polls would be held in only 5,092 of the state’s 5,102 PUs.
He stated that elections would not be held in the ten PUs spread across the LGAs of Buruku, Gboko, Kwande, Makurdi, and Okpokwu because the units lacked registered voters.
He also revealed that the commission’s state office had received BVAS machines for the conduct of the state’s elections, which he noted had been subjected to functionality tests, and that ad hoc staff for the elections would be given practical training on their use.
The Commissioner of Police in Benue, CP Wale Abass, for his part, stated that the police had conducted threat assessments across the state’s three senatorial zones and were prepared to provide adequate security for the elections.
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