Human Rights

Elections: INEC treats corps members like animals- Omotola Jalade

Nollywood star actress, Omotola Jalade, has queried the rationale behind parents allowing their children to participate as ad hoc staff for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during elections.

Jalade who was irked by the photographs of corps members lying down in unkempt manner on the eve of the February 16, postponed presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday said parents should protest the ill treatment of the children by INEC.

In her words; “I still maintain what I said about this program some years ago. Is this compulsory? Why do you accept to do this and put yourself in harms way? Why do parents allow their children do this? INEC is this how you should threat people’s children “serving” Nigeria? #NYSC’.

She added that, “Until we are all individually ready to be defiant and stand against injustice and degradation, these abuses won’t stop.

It starts in the mind. Rise above the excuses, the “pity me, its hustle, its poverty syndrome. You’re worth more. What more can I say. I’m exhausted’.

Large number of youth corps members were seen in uncared for posture waiting to work as ad hoc staff in the election. The pictures drew resentment from many Nigerians who feel that human beings should not be treated in such manner.

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