By Segun James
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has stated that it will create 4,861 additional polling units in the state.
Just as it has cancelled the used of royal palaces and worship centres as polling stations in the state.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Sam Olumekun, who disclosed this, said the newly approved polling units is to provide unhindered access for the citizens to exercise their fundamental rights to vote.
According to him, “Polling units are central to the electoral process and democracy at large. Voter access to polling units is at the very heart of representative democracy because it is where citizens exercise their fundamental rights to vote and make electoral choices freely. Consequently, polling units largely shape citizens confidence in the electoral process and similarly determine the level of their participation or apathy as well as security and safety…
Source: Thisday Newspaper