- Samson Omale
Accord Party Hails INEC Plans To Create New Polling Units
The Lagos State Chapter of Accord Party on Sunday described the plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expand the number of polling units in Nigeria as timely and beneficial.
Mr Dele Oladeji, the state Publicity Secretary of the party told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday, that the plan would encourage many voters to exercise their franchise during poll.
According to him, the delay, difficulty and time voters spend at polling units during elections are enough to dissuade many from coming out to vote on election day.
“Accord Party welcomes INEC’s plans to create more polling units in the country, so as to further decongest existing polling booths. This will further reduce the average time every citizen has to spend on queue before they cast their vote,” Oladeji said.
The spokesman, however, called on the electoral umpire to work more on technologies that could ensure electoral integrity and prevent malpractices.
NAN reports that after 25 years of last creation of Polling Units in Nigeria, INEC on February 5, commenced engagement with stakeholders on expansion of voters’ access to polling units.