The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will recruit 16, 139 Adhoc staff for the Kogi governorship election holding on November 16th 2019.
Festus Okoye, INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, disclosed this on Tuesday, October 8th during a sensitisation programme at the Federal College of Education, Okene. He said the Adhoc staff will work as polling clerks, presiding officers, assistant presiding officers among others, at the 2,548 polling units in 239 wards spread across the state.
The programme titled ” Youth Votes Count ” was organised by INEC in partnership with the European Commission for Electoral Support (ECES). Okoye explained that the commission had created 3,508 voting points for the state’s 1, 646,350 registered voters.
IVEC Chairman Hon. National Commissioner Festus Okoye Esq at the ongoing INEC Campus Outreach at Federal University, Otuoke Bayelsa State; responding to questions and comments raised by the students.@timidakolo@ECESeu#YouthsVotesCount https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OwxWdDmEQqKQ …
IVEC Chairman Hon. National Commissioner Festus Okoye Esq at the ongoing INEC Campus Outreach at Federal University, Otuoke Bayelsa State; responding to questions and comments raised by the students.@timidakolo@ECESeu#YouthsVotesCount
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He announced that all non-sensitive materials for the election were already in the state, while the sensitive ones will arrive two weeks to the election. The INEC commissioner said the outreach programme was to sensitise staff and students of the institution who were going to be among the Adhoc staff to be recruited. He explained that all the ad-hoc staff would be trained, to enable them to handle the assignment effectively.
“Your training is not transferable, If you cannot meet up, step out, it is an individual thing, we want to do things seamlessly,” he said.
Okoye charged the students to resist being used as thugs before, during and after the election