2023 ELECTIONS:NYSC withdraws corp members in three Imo councils
The Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in Imo State, Prof. Sylvia Agu, has expressed concerns over the withdrawal of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members as ad hoc staff in three local government areas over security challenges.
She mentioned the affected councils as Orsu, Orlu and Okigwe.Agu, who was speaking to newsmen during the inspection of INEC sensitive materials at the CBN bramch, Owerri said that the NYSC Director had to withdraw the corp members when they found out that the stakeholders had altered the initial arrangement of holding the election at a central point other than Polling Units.
“When the arrangement to collapse the Registration Areas(As) was discarded, the NYSC director had to withdraw their members because of their safety.,” she said.
Though she described the challenge as a minor issue, she said the commission has decided to replace the NYSC members with students and concluded arrangements to give them refresher training before Saturday.
Other areas, she mentioned as challenged in terms of security include Njaba and Ehime Mbano.