- Ayodele Fayose has allegedly monetized voters registration as hundreds of youth stormed various INEC offices for registration.
- Fayose promised to reward every youth, between 18 and 21 years, who register newly with N2,000
- The commission flagged off the continuous voter registration nationwide today, April 27
Daily Trust reports that Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has allegedly monetized voters registration as hundreds of youth on Thursday, April 27, stormed the various offices of the Independent National National Electoral Commission (INEC) for registration.
NAIJ.com gathered that the commission flagged off the continuous voter registration nationwide.
Fayose promised to reward every youth, between 18 and 21 years, who register newly with N2,000.
Security operatives at the gate of the commission had a hectic time controlling the youth, who appeared in a hurry to get the PVC.
Even the repeated appeals by Dr.Muslim Moleke, the Administrative Secretary of the commission in Ekiti, that the exercise was continuous could not calm the youth who almost pulled down the commission's gate.
Some of the youths who spoke with our correspondent at the INEC office, Ado local government, said they were at the commission to collect the card and afterwards collect the reward.
Ekiti state government had on Wednesday declared Thursday and Friday public holidays to enable civil servants partake in the exercise.
Idowu Adelusi, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, told journalists that the governor only promised a reward of N2,000 per month to the youths in such category till June next year when the governorship election would be conducted in the state.
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, INEC said the continuous voter registration which begins on April 27 across the 774 local government areas of the federation would run till few months to the 2019 general election.
The exercise which would take place from 9 a.m to 3 p.m on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays), excluding public holidays is to to ensure that no eligible voter was denied the right to elect leaders of their choice.
In the NAIJ.com video below, INEC officials indicted for bribery and corruption during the River state rerun elections were arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja.