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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