INEC to convert 1,109 voting points to polling units in Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  is to convert 1,109 voting points to polling units in Yobe.

Alhaji Ahmed Makama, the state’s Resident disclosed this on Friday while addressing newsmen during a on ‘Expansion of Voter Access to Polling Units’ in Damaturu.

“In Yobe, the delineation details comprises of 17 Local Government areas, 178 Areas, 1,714 stands alone Polling Units and 1,109 Voting Points which were used in the 2019 general .

“Therefore, in order to decongest the Polling Units for more access to voters, these voting points were proposed for their conversion to polling units.”, said

Makama added that if the commission approves the conversion of those voting points into polling units, Yobe will have 2,823 polling units.

“This lingering crisis occurs because the existing polling units can no substantially the voter to exercise /her fundamental right.”, said. (NAN)