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Published On: Sat, Oct 12th, 2013

Delta Bye-Election: Don’t Post Corpers to Kokori Town – NYSC Warns INEC

LAGOS OCTOBER 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), not to post corps members to Kokori and other towns in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
This is on the heels of today’s bye-election for Delta Central senatorial district.

NYSC made the call following the arrest of Kelvin Ibruwe, also known as Oniarah, a notorious kidnap/armed robbery kingpin.
He had attacked the campaign team of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the bye-election, Emmanuel Agwariavwodo.
Speaking in Asaba, NYSC State Director, Olive Etukudor, also appealed to politicians and community leaders to ensure the safety of corps members in other council areas where they would act as election officials.
On his part, Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Delta State, Gesilia Khan, told stakeholders that the electoral body would use students in tertiary institutions in conjunction with INEC staff for the exercise.
At a stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday, INEC promised to conduct a free, fair and credible bye-election for Delta central.
It called on political parties and their candidates to caution their supporters before, during and after the election.
National Commissioner in-charge of Delta State, Dr. Ismail Igbani, who presided over the meeting, said all personnel and logistics have been put in place for the election.
“A total of 2,782 voting points have been created for the election in the 85 registration areas across the eight local government areas of the senatorial district,” he said.
“A total of 819,118 registered voters are expected to participate in the election that will be manned by 4,224 election officials. The electronic voter register and 19 addendum registers have been printed for the election.”
Source: Daily Post

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