The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has implored media practitioners to utilize their various platforms to sensitize the populace about new Polling units which have zero voters especially in theFederal Capital TerritoryAbuja, where the Council elections are scheduled for the twelfth of next Month.
Speaking at the first consultative meeting with the Media for the year, the INEC Chairman who decried the increasing number of multiple registrations across the country, disclosed that in the Federal Capital Territory, over fifteen thousand multiple registrations have been detected just as about sixty-two thousand multiple registrations were detected in Anambra State before the Governorship election.
The Chairman said that the distribution of voters to Polling Units in the Federal Capital Territory, shows that five hundred and ninety-three out of two thousand, eight hundred and twenty-two do not have voters because voters failed to take advantage of the expansion of access to transfer to the new Polling Units.
Professor Yakubu, said that the Commission is looking forward for the support of media organizations to encourage voters who wish to transfer from their present Polling Units to new ones created as part of the Commission’s expansion of access to Polling Units across the country as their support is crucial to the success of the recent expansion of voter access to polling units.
For the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Mr Chris Isiguzo represented by the National Treasurer, Mr Wale Atunbi, INEC has brought integrity in the conduct of elections in Nigeria.
While urging the Commission to replicate what it did in Anambra State and more, Mr Isiguzo assured of the union’s support to INEC for the upliftment of democracy in the country.