Independent National Electoral Commission to create more voting points in Lagos State


The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday, said it would create more voting points in Lagos State to ease accreditation and voting processes across the 8,462 polling units in the state during the 2019 general elections.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Sam Olumekun, disclosed this at a Stakeholders Meeting organised by the commission in collaboration with the private sector and the Nigeria Policing Programme (NPP) in Lagos.

There are currently 3, 662 voting points created across Lagos to reduce accreditation and voting time during elections.

According to Olumekun, the creation of additional voting points is necessary to ease the process and reduce voting time.

The REC said that the electoral body had improved in deployment of materials and personnel as well as transmission of election results.

Olumekun, who emphasised the need for security of voters, election materials and personnel, urged the stakeholders to continue the advocacy on peaceful conduct and voter education.