21 June 2021 By Remi Johnson & Florence Adewale
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will make the twenty twenty three elections more inclusive for all eligible Nigerians.
INEC spokesperson for the FCT Mrs. Ndidi Okafor stated this when she featured on the kapital FM “Day Break” programme in Abuja.
Mrs Okafor who explained that the relocation of some polling centers out of religious places was deliberate to
promote inclusiveness, noted that the measure would help Nigerians exercise their franchise without any fear of intimidation.
“The Commission operates within the ambit of the law. What we are doing is ensuring people do not vote under intimidation… No law in the country compels anyone to vote in the spirit of democracy”
She further urged Nigerians to send useful information that would enhance the performance of the commission in the Twenty twenty three general election.
Her words: “The country is not about any religion, is about the right of the people, its your civic responsibility so the commission is out, ensuring that every Nigerian who is qualify by law must vote, and not just voting, but must be comfortable. Election should not be a nightmare.”
The INEC spokesperson added that the relocation of some polling centres would help to minimize overcrowding of some polling centres.
Mrs. Okafor therefore advised Nigerians that had corrections to effect in their Permanent Voter Card, PVC, such as wrong spellings, omission, or wrong date of birth, to take advantage of the continuous voter’s registration exercise scheduled to commence soonest.