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2019: INEC speaks on use of corps members for elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Thursday said that it would commence training of corps members early to deliver a more credible elections in 2019.

Its Spokesman, Femi Akinbiyi, in a statement quoted Sam Olumekun, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) as saying this when he visited the National Youth Service Corps’ (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Lagos.

According to Akinbiyi, Olumekun sought support of the NYSC’s state Coordinator, Prince Mohammed Momoh and the National Orientation Agency to enhance success of the 2019 general elections.

“We thank you for your usual support, the commission will like to improve the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between us.

“Please, if there is an area we need to fine-tune in the MoU, let us know now, so as to cement the synergy for it to work better in future.

“Since there is an advancement in technology and other issues, we must commence early training of youth corps members on the handling of the smart card readers ahead of the election.

“This time around, we want to devote time to educate the corps members during their Community Development (CD) activities at various Local Governments,” he quoted Olumekun as saying.

Akinbiyi quoted Momoh, in his response as giving the commitment of NYSC to support INEC in order to deliver acceptable elections in the state.

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