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Ndagoso urges INEC to create new polling units equitably

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As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to create more polling units across the country, the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese, Matthew Ndagoso, has tasked the electoral umpire to act with fairness.

The archbishop made the call at the memorial mass for the late Archbishop Emeritus Peter Jatau at St. Paul Catholic Parish Marsa 1, Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

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He said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed plans to create more polling units throughout the country. We hope that our politicians are aware and are putting their acts together to make a strong case for more polling units in the entire southern part of the state that is currently disadvantaged in this regard.”

Ndagoso also called on the politicians in Kaduna, especially those from the southern part, to interface with INEC for the creation of more polling units in the zone to ease the suffering of people during elections.

“This is not a matter of partisan politics; it is a matter that borders on the future of the zone. All hands, therefore, should be on deck to have more polling units created to ease the suffering of our people during elections.”

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Calling on the people of Southern Kaduna to be united, Ndagoso urged Nigerians to live in peace and harmony, stressing that no community could live in isolation.

His words: “I believe that in the quest for enduring peace in Southern Kaduna in particular and the state at large, a paradigm shift is needed. Stereotyping will lead us to nowhere.

“The history of conflict resolution all over the world has clearly shown that when all is said and done, recourse has to be made to the negotiation table where such conflicts are normally resolved. Open and sincere channels of dialogue must be honestly and transparently explored for the good of all.”

Meanwhile, the archbishop has urged all well-meaning people of Southern Kaduna to establish industries that will create employment opportunities for the youth in the area.

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