Prof. Sylvia Agu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Imo State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed that over a hundred corps members who were trained as Electoral Officers and Assistant Presiding Officers in three Imo Local Government Areas have withdrawn their participation in Saturday’s general election.
Agu stated this to reporters on Thursday in Owerri. He stated that the corps members withdrew due to insecurity. The NYSC members assigned to work in the state’s Okigwe, Orlu, and Orsu local government areas described the areas as terrorist hotspots.
The REC explained that the corps members withdrew their participation following the commission’s decision to revert to polling units against the use of stadia in the volatile areas.