The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot create new electoral constituencies despite agitations from some quarters due to political and legal considerations.
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, said this on Friday in Abuja
He said the division of the country into electoral constituencies for Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly is the responsibility of the commission.
Okoye said it is when this has been done that subsequent revision of the constituencies and/or adjustment of their boundaries would be the joint responsibilities of the commission and the National Assembly.
He said any revision or adjustment of constituencies must be passed by a resolution of the two chambers of the National Assembly.