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Why corps members protested in Lagos


At the collation centre covering about 52 polling units in Isheri-Idimu Council, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc staff from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were seen protesting the non-payment of their allowances.

The corps members, who slept a night before the Saturday polls at Community Primary School in Idimu, stopped some of the vehicles from conveying election materials to various polling units.

When The Guardian visited about 8.13am, some of the materials were yet to be conveyed to their polling units owing to the protest.This contributed to the lateness of the voting process at various polling units in the area.

Also, voter apathy was recorded at some of the polling centres.At Paiko in Idimu under Isheri-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), there was low turn-out, as voters felt reluctant to exercise their civic responsibilities.

One of the voters, Sunday Akande, told The Guardian that the low turn-out was due to improper voter education.Also, some party agents were sighted giving telephone recharge cards to voters after voting.Due to the apathy, party agents were seen going from house to house in Oworonshoki under Kosofe Council urging people to come out and vote.


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