The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the number of polling unit and collation center agents submitted by political parties ahead of the 2023 general elections on Monday.
Political parties submitted a total of 1,574,301 party polling unit agents and 68,057 collation agents to INEC.
The Commission revealed that the All Progressives Congress deployed (176,223 PUAs and 9,581 CAs); the Peoples Democratic Party (176,558 PUAs and 9,539 CAs) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (176,200 PUAs and 9,604 CAs).
Others include Labour Party (134,874 PUAs and 4,859 CAs); Accord (83,007 PUAs and 3,358 CAs); Action Alliance (56,459 PUAs and 1,531 CAs); African Action Congress (38,779 PUAs and 1,723 CAs); African Democratic Congress (96,043 PUAs and 3,626 CAs); Action Democratic Party (44,516 PUAs and 548 CAs); All Progressives Grand Alliance (25,657 PUAs and 933 CAs); Allied Peoples Movement (80,892 PUAs and 3,932 CAs); Action Peoples Party (64, 798 PUAs and 2,546 CAs); Boot Party (13,544 PUA and 620 CA); National Rescue Movement (87,014 PUAs and 3,805 CAs); Peoples Redemption Party (87,562 PUAs and 3,452 CAs); Social Democratic Party (98,313 PUAs and 3,310 CAs); Young Progressive Party (76,199 PUAs and 3,151 CAs) and Zenith Labour Party (57,563 PUAs and 1,939 CAs).
A total of 27 agents will be at the National Collation Centre.
However, APGA and ZLP have no agents attached to the NCC.
While A, AA, ADC, APC, APM, APP, LP, NRM, PDP, and YPP have two party agents each attached to the NCC, others have one.
Kano State had the highest number of 145,393 party polling unit agents; followed by Lagos, 98,646; and Rivers, 79,795.