Over a Hundred Corps Members Withdrew from 2023 Elections

As reported by Daily Nigerian “more than 100 corps members trained as Electoral Officers and Assistant Presiding Officers in three Local Government Areas of Imo have withdrawn their participation in Saturday’s general election”.

They reported that the INEC commissioner for the state,  Prof. Sylvia Agu disclosed this on Thursday in Owerri she said:

“This morning, I received information that all the corps members we trained to work in Okigwe, Orlu and Orsu local government areas have been withdrawn. They said they cannot go to volatile areas that these areas are terrorist areas. I have called the NYSC to appeal to them but I was told that the scheme has even withdrawn all corps members serving in the three local government areas so as not to risk their lives,”

She further explained that “the corps members withdrew their participation following the commission’s decision to revert to polling units as against the use of stadia in the volatile areas. The commission had earlier faced security challenges in Okigwe, Orlu, Njaba, Orsu, Iheme/Mbano, Oru West and Oru East local government areas during the collection of the Permanent Voters’ Cards Card.

 

 

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