The Independent National Electoral Commission of recent made an announcement to create additional polling units. This is a move to decongest our polling centres and address voter’s apathy during election period in Nigeria.
This exercise, according to INEC, was said to be done through the conversion of existing polling points into polling units throughout the federation.
In the State of Osun here, we have existing 3,010 polling units and 753 voting points. When this 753 voting points are converted to polling units, we will have 3, 763 polling units in total.
In view of this, a lot of people that do not know about the new polling units may find it difficult to locate where to exercise their civic right in the coming elections in the state, especially the people in the rural area, due to lack of proper orientation and awareness from the media.
The Independent National Electoral Commission in Osun should take the responsibility of liaising with all media outfits both new and traditional in the state for proper orientation and awareness for our people about this new development in the state.