The commission explained that the polling units were created to allow more eligible voters exercise their franchise during the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo State, Barrister Mutiu Agboke made the disclosures while addressing journalists during a valedictory programme held in his honour/ media briefing in Ibadan on
Our correspondent gathered that Agboke who was posted to Oyo State in 2018 will end his five-year tenure as REC on Wednesday.
The outgoing REC while speaking said INEC started preparation for the 2023 general elections immediately after the 2019 elections.
He added that the commission in a bid to allow more people register and vote during the elections has created a total of 1,607 polling units across the state.
He said the commission created the new polling units to add to the existing 4,783, to make a total of 6,390 units.
Agboke appealed to the media to continue in their efforts to sensitise the public on the need to do things in accordance with the electoral guidelines.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) started the preparation for the 2023 general elections immediately after the conclusion of the 2019 general elections.
“Thereafter, the commission converted additional 1,607 polling units to the initial 4,783 polling units making a total of 6,390 polling units in the state.
“I, therefore, appeal to the media to assist the electorate on the need to populate or migrate to these newly converted polling units before the conduct of the general elections in the state”.