By Abdulmumin Murtala – Kano
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced plans to convert voting points into full fledge Polling Units across the country.
This was stated by Barr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner during a stakeholders meeting on expanding voter access to polling units, in Kano on Saturday.
“In 1996, across Nigeria, there were 119,973 polling units when there was 50 million registered voters. Now that there are 87 million registered voters in the country, there is need to exp and and establish new polling units across the country.
“The Commission has in the last three electoral cycles made use of Voting Points and Voting Points Settlements as interim solutions for declaring voter access to Polling Units. These are well known by the stakeholders and accepted by voters. Consequently converting them to full fledged Polling Units is a cost effective and timely way of addressing the problem.
“We are going to convert the voting points…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper