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Due to the persisting insecurity in Borno State, the 2023 elections will be conducted in super camps in 19 of the 27 local government areas of the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Mohammed Ibrahim, announced this at a news conference in Maiduguri on Friday, December 9.
He defined the super camp as a place where elections could be conducted safely, saying that super camps will be prepared for the purpose before the elections.
The REC said the residents of all the nine local government areas in northern Borno senatorial zone will cast their votes in super camps as their counterparts in seven of the nine local government areas in the central senatorial zone will do same.
The residents of three of the nine local government areas in the southern senatorial zone will also exercise their franchise in super camps, Ibrahim announced.
He said the residents of the remaining eight LGAs, comprising two in the central zone and six in the southern zone will cast their votes in the normal polling arrangement.
With the commencement of electioneering campaigns, the REC also said, “The commission is monitoring and tracking the campaign finances of parties and candidates.”
He, however, said the commission could only monitor and track such finances on visual materials used in the campaign, such as billboard ads, car branding and television jingles.
The REC said Borno State, which has 27 LGAs, three senatorial districts, 10 federal constituencies and 28 state constituencies, has 312 registration areas, 5,071 polling units and 2,514,228 voters as contained in the preliminary register of voters.