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Polling units: Redress imbalance against South, INEC told

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been warned to redress the imbalance in the number of polling units it created in the southern part of the country in respect of the number it created in the North.

A group, Delta Peoples Forum (DPF), said this in Ovwian, Udu Local Council of Delta State, noting that polling units are meant for humans and not for trees.

It revealed that most riverine areas and creeks with difficult terrains in the South-South geo political zone are more populated than areas in the North where the new voting units were created.

In a joint statement by its Chairman, Westham Adehor, Director of Publicity, Mike Lota, Secretary, William Welebor, Deputy Chairman, Uche Nwulu and Organizing Secretary, Dafe Atuwa, the group pointedly accused the INEC boss, Atahiru Jega, of bias in favour of the north.

“What is the rationale behind giving sparsely populated areas in the North that are motor able more polling units than heavily populated areas in the South-South that are difficult to access even with speed boats.”

The statement added that it was God that ordained Goodluck Jonathan as President of Nigeria and as such “he should be voted for a second tenure in 2015,” it claimed.

On who becomes Delta governor in 2015, the group stated that it was still studying the pedigree of those that have so far shown interest in the race and that at the appropriate time, it would declare its support for the right candidate

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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