By Aliyu Dangida
No fewer than 2,351,298 have registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Jigawa state for the 2023 general election.
Addressing press conference in Dutse, the Resident Electoral Commission, Prof. Muhammad Lawal Bashar on the readiness of the commission for the Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, said out of the total number 1,141,808 are male while 1,209,490 female, added that 2,292,372 PVC’s were collected and 58,926 are still with the commission uncollected as at 5th February, this year.
Prof. Muhammad Lawal explained that a total number of 4,580 BVAS have fully been configured and successful delivered to all the 27 local government areas of the state for charging and refresher training for 301 RATechs and their posting accordingly for the successful conduct of the Saturday’s poll.
The REC stated further that, elections will be held in the 4,519 out of the 4,522 existing polling units while the remaining 3 polling units have zero voters meaning no one registered and there no transfer of voters was made.
He added that “there are 61 polling units that have a threshold of more than 1,250 which will be delivered with 2 BVAS to ease congestion and voting, election operation department had so far concluded all arrangements for hitch free exercise”.
According to the REC, Prof Muhammad assured that, the commission has been putting all it’s possible best to ensure free, fair, credible and all-inclusive general elections, while enjoyed major stake holders to join hands with the commission to ensure a credible elections.