We want more polling units, INEC tells NASS

The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has called on the National Assembly to support the commission in creating additional polling units in the country.

The INEC chief made the call on Tuesday.

Yakubu spoke when he made a “presentation on the state of voter access to polling units in Nigeria” to the lawmakers at the National Assembly.

He lamented that no additional polling units have been created in the last 25 years a situation that has made existing polling units to be overcrowded during voting.

He said that the right of the people to vote must be complemented with access to vote.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, in his remarks assured the chairman of INEC and Nigerians that the National Assembly would support the Commission to provide a better voting environment for voters in the country.

The Nation

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