A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi has said that about 134 000 corps members have registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be used in the conduct of the forthcoming election.
Olawumi explained that although at the end of the exercise, about 168 000 corps members registered to participate in the poll, among them were 34 000 of the Batch A who had passed out on February 19 and will not participate as corps members but ad hoc staff of INEC.
“INEC asked interested corps members who want to participate in the election to register online. At the end of the registration, there were about 168 000 registered.
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“We always have three batches of corps members and because the election was slated then for February 14, the Batch A of last year that registered and were supposed to participate in the election passed out February 19.
Our plan initially was that they would participate in the process but when the election was postponed, we saw that we could not keep them or we would violate the NYSC Act. They numbered about 34 000”.
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