Nigeria, May 8 -- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created 1,374 new polling units in Akwa Ibom State, bringing the total polling units in the state to 4,354.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mike Igini, announced this on Saturday in Uyo at a "stakeholders briefing" on the expansion of voters access and establishment of new polling units.

Mr Igini said the exercise was entirely data driven and status neutral, stressing that despite the increased number of registered voters the access to polling units has remained constant in the last 25 years. This, he said, informed the creation of new polling units.

Mr igini said polling units in the state had witnessed over-crowding in previous election...