16 April 2021 By Kayode Oyedare.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says all challenges hindering eligible Voters from participating in the Nation’s Electoral Process will be addressed before the General Election.
National Commissioner and INEC Chairman Committee Electoral Operations and Logistics Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu stated this in Abuja at the opening of a two day Technical Workshop for Heads of Operation, on Expanding Access to Polling Units in Nigeria.
Professor Ibeanu said the workshop was to build the capacity of officers on the proposed conversion of voting points to Polling Units across the country.
He explained that all polling Units that were badly located would also be relocated for easy access by eligible voters.
The National Commissioner assured the participants that maps of all local governments indicating the present voting points and polling Units would be provided to guide the officers during the assignment.
On His part, National Commissioner and INEC Chairman Voter Education and information Committee Chief Festus Okoye maitaned that the polling Units to be relocated would provide ample opportunity for new registrants to have accessible polling Units.
Chief Okoye assured Nigerians that INEC would continue to engage the National Assembly to expedite action on amending the Constitution to accommodate new initiatives that would enhance more participation of eligible voters in the country.