8,000 corps members out of expected 15,000 ad-hoc staff set for Osun State gubernatorial poll – INEC

As Osun state set to decide on who take the mantle of leadership come September 22 for governorship poll.

The Independent National Electoral Commission’ INEC’   has disclosed that 8,000 members of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Osun State will be deployed as ad hoc staff in the conduct for governorship poll.

In a statement by osun state Resident Electoral Commissioners, Olusegun Agbaje, said “over 8,000 corps members are part of the expected 15,000 ad-hoc staff who are going to use for the conduct of the September governorship election. We have already sourced for over 90 per cent of the ad hoc staff we are going to be requiring for the election and most of them are from the higher institutions around.”

“We want to improve on the 2014 performance. We want to start by 8 am in all polling units across all local government areas of the state. This time around accreditation and voting would be done simultaneously. I want to also implore the electorate to eschew any attempt to bribe or accept bribe from anyone during the poll because that is a violation of the Electoral Act and anyone who does that would be arrested and prosecuted.”

The commission also disclosed that total number of 1, 677, 384 voters as against 1, 407, 000 of 2014.

He however said out of these persons, 1, 144, 273, representing 68.5 per cent had collected their permanent voter cards while there were still 524, 251 uncollected cards.

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