The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Mr Segun Agbaje, says 8,000 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members would be used as ad-hoc staff out the 15,000 needed, adding that adequate security would also be provided for them.

Agbaje said the ad-hoc staff would be trained and would also take the oath of neutrality before the election.

On the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), the commissioner said that out of 1,626,383 registered voters, 1,144,273 PVCs had been collected in the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Osun State, Mr Segun Agbaje, says the September 22 governorship election in the state would be credible.

Agbaje stated this today at a programme tagged, vote not fight campus town hall meeting, held at the Osun State University in Osogbo the state capital.

The commissioner said that the era of rigging elections had passed with the introduction of the enhanced card reader machine.

He maintained that the commission had put in place adequate measures to ensure a credible, free and fair election in the state.

Agabaje, who noted that 48 political parties would participate in the election, said the commission had already sourced for 90 per cent of ad-hoc staff to be used for the election.

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