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Omotola and Toke Makinwa React To The Poor Treatment Of Youth Corpers Working As INEC Ad-Hoc Staff

   

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To the shock of millions of Nigerian citizens, the 2019 presidential election was postponed in the early hours of the Election Day to February 23. According to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, the reason for the postponement was as a result of logistics and operational problems.

Sadly, the election date was postponed when millions of voters have been assured by INEC that the election would take place and have travelled to their various states to cast their votes.

Unfortunately, these people aren’t the only ones affected. Corp members, who relocated from their places of primary assignment to officiate as INEC ad-hoc staff, were told about the postponement of the election at about 2am in the morning. With no proper arrangements for these corpers, they had to sleep on the floor in the open with no security official with them.

Pictures of affected corpers have been going viral on the internet and Nigerians are speaking against this injustice especially because there was an allocation of N2.9 billion for Registration Area Centre preparations.

Media personalities, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde and Toke Makinwa have spoken out against this ill-treatment, as they call for a better treatment of Nigerian citizens.

Read what Omotola said below

Toke Makinwa wrote,

If this picture of youth corpers sleeping outside is real then it’s a big shame. I am disgusted at the blatant disregard, you wait till 2am to announce the postponement of the elections????Why??? People have travelled far and wide to their various polling units and you do this???? Which way Nigeria???? Why do we love to embarrass ourselves so much? The whole world is watching and we do this???? I am so confused.

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, you think they can’t shock you anymore. Just when you are so sure, they outdo themselves. We must not give up, we must stay prayed up and vigilant this week. Come 23rd we decide, #nigeriadecides2019 #NigeriaisyouandI

Here’s a video clip of corpers requesting for the payment of their money

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Enitan Oyekanmi

    Enitan Oyekanmi

    February 17, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    It is called national service , in other climes such lsrael they are sent into the army and even go to war fronts!

    • Grace Adedoyin Adewuyi

      Grace Adedoyin Adewuyi

      February 17, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Enitan Oyekanmi in other climes they are treated with dignity.

    • Enitan Oyekanmi

      Enitan Oyekanmi

      February 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      Grace Adedoyin Adewuyi , l am sure they are paid allowances for their sacrifices, l know there wouldn’t be any hotels in all the wards and every polling stations in Nigeria. So in some cases they would have to sleep where it is safe which might the very spot on the pictures we see !!! May ask why we Nigerians have not helped all our homeless people but we comment on corpers who are on special duties like elections?

    • Enitan Oyekanmi

      Enitan Oyekanmi

      February 17, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      I am sure we have some EXMAYS students on this platform, remember your bush camping days with Uncle Tai solarin , no food given except garri and you are camped in the forest for two days to toughen you this applied to both boys and girls of all ages ,we looked at the event with nostalgia !

  2. Olubunmi Ola

    Olubunmi Ola

    February 17, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Its not a must but a choice! If ure not comfortable, u leave abeg!

  3. Anjoorin Oluwatomilola

    Anjoorin Oluwatomilola

    February 17, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    It was actually crazy…
    Most people, most of us went because we wanted to make legal money, because 19800 has never been enough for feeding, transport and accommodation, we didn’t know we’ll be subjected to all that…
    Enitan Oyekanmi ,you amaze me
    National Service, really?
    I rest my case!

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