2023 Elections: Immigration, NSCDC Officials Chase Away Voters in Abuja
A group of voters has been prevented from entering their polling units inside the premises of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) headquarters in Abuja.
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Polling unit 022 Sauka, AMAC, is inside the NIS headquarters while polling unit 023 is inside the NSCDC headquarters.
On getting to their units, the voters were chased away by the officials on ground.
''They did not even allow us into their premises even when we told them our polling unit is inside there," one of the voters told Legit.ng.
"I checked online and my polling unit is 022 inside the Immigration headquarters, but they turned us back saying there is no polling unit there. We have been moving around since looking for our polling unit."
The voters refused to disclose their names for fear of being victimized.
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They also refused for their photos taken while speaking to a Legit.ng reporter in Sauka Village, Abuja.
We have no control over election logistics, polling units sighting - Official
Speaking to Legit.ng on the issue, a Chief Superintendent of Immigration in the Public Relations Department, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said the NIS cannot be held liable if people are not voting.
''We don't have control over such things. They should channel their inquiries to INEC. We can't disenfranchise any Nigerian. Our mandate for this election is to assist our sister agencies to ensure the elections are free and fair. and we have been doing that.
''We cannot possibly do anything about the complaints made, INEC is solely responsible for today's polls.''