The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the passing out of two batches of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Edo State will not affect the conduct of the state’s gubernatorial election which has been rescheduled for September 28. INEC’s Deputy Director in charge of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Nick Dazang made this announcement on Saturday in Abuja.
He said that election would be concluded before the passing out ceremony and that the commission has sufficient number of trained and ad-hoc staff to conduct the election effectively.
“Information available to INEC shows that the various batches of the NYSC will graduate from the scheme in the first week of October and November.
“Their graduation thus does not coincide with the Edo governorship election re-scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 neither does it affect the conduct of the said election.
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