INEC increase number of polling units in Kano

Prof. Mahmood Yakub

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has increased the number of polling units in Kano State from 8,074 to 11, 222 to make voting easier for electorates.

The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner Riskua Shehu revealed this yesterday while delivering an address at a one-day workshop on electoral reporting in Kano.

He said as of January 14th only 77,255 of the 128,628 applicants completed their online voter registrations in Kano, leaving behind 40 per cent as invalid.

He said the incomplete registrations were mainly because the voters were ignorant of the registration process.

He added that the commission has identified over 200,000 multiple registrations in Kano during the previous exercise.

Riskua Shehu said people should be tolerant of their opponents in politics.