15th September, 2010
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), is set to create more wards andÂ polling units to ensure effective democratic representation.
The commission said in Apapa on Monday that it would make 15,886 persons per ward itsÂ benchmark as against the current 36,000.
It also explained that because of their dense population, Apapa, Kosofe and Alimoso councilsÂ are likely to have more wards and polling units after the delineation.
Addressing a stakeholodersâ€™ meeting, the commissionâ€™s chairman, Justice Abdul Fatai AdeyinkaÂ (retd), said the delineation of wards and creation of additional polling units would beÂ based on four criteria, which he said, are population, contiguity, geography and culturalÂ affinity.