INEC DECLARES THAT MANAGEMENT OF LARGE CROWDS IN MANY POLLING UNITS REMAINS A CHALLANGE TO THE COMMISSION
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 11, 2021
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared that Management of large crowds in many polling units remained a challenge to the Commission.
Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mohmood Yakubu made the declaration at the INEC first quarterly meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security for this year.
Yakubu said with only one hundred and nineteen million, nine hundred seventy-three polling units serving a voter population of more than eighty-four million, Nigeria faced an acute problem of voter access to polling units.
He noted that it was worrisome as the number of eligible voters would increase when fresh registration resumed.
Recall that the current polling units were established in 1996 by the defunct National Electoral Commission of Nigeria to serve a projected population of about fifty million voters.