Claim Labour Party Has 41,234 Polling Unit Agents Is FALSE

Quadri Yahya 

Claim

Social media users claim the Labour Party has 41,234 polling unit agents across the 36 States and FCT for the forthcoming elections

Verdict

False. The Labour Party has 134,874   polling unit agents.

Full Text

On February 20th, the Independent National Electoral Commission released the compiled list of polling unit agents by political parties.

The list by the electoral umpire is titled; summary of polling unit and collation center agents submitted by political parties for the general election 2023.

Following the list released by INEC, social media users flooded the online space with a claim that the Labour Party has 41,234 agents across the total of 176,606 polling units in the country.

The social media users made posts to predict the chances of top political parties among the 18 registered political parties for the general election.

One of the viral posts on social media has garnered 66 reactions in less than 24 hours.

 

Verification

The INEC list contains names of the 18 political parties participating in the forthcoming elections. 

The list also contains state by state breakdown of party agents across the 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory. 

INEC Twitter post

In the list, the Labour Party has 134,874   polling agents.

INEC Full List

Conclusion

The claim that Labour Party has 41,234 party agents is false. Labour Party has 134,874   polling unit agents.

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