- Some corps member serving in the ongoing Anambra gubernatorial election has demanded for their feeding allowance before resuming work
- They were however promised to be paid at the polling units
- But after resolving the payment issue, drivers who were supposed to convey them refused to show up
Members of the National Youths Service corps (NYSC) serving in the ongoing Anambra election at the Nkpor Registration area Centre in Idemili North local government has demanded for their feeding allowance before commencing the day's activities.
The corps members who are designated as presiding officers and assistant presiding officers, delayed movement of election materials to polling units as a result of the arguments over payment of feeding allowances.
They insisted that they would not depart for the day’s job if their feeding allowances were not paid, Premium Times reports.
The issue was later resolved, according to a corp member as they were promised payment t the polling units.
However, after resolving the payment issue, drivers who were supposed to convey them refused to show up.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is responsible for the payment of allowances of ad-hoc staff participating in the election.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that as top contenders battle for the governorship seat in Anambra state in the ongoing election, some polling units are reportedly yet to commence the voting process.
According to reports shared by social media users, charms were placed at Ilogwu Orie Nkpor pulling unit, with the inscription “vote and die.”
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