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INEC to source ad hoc staff from other states after recording 6,154 short fall in Imo



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission has recorded a shortfall of 6,154 ad hoc staff for the conduct of the governorship election in Imo on November 11.

The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure at a two-day workshop on Election Reporting, Ethical Practices, Safety, and Conflict Sensitivity in Election Coverage on Monday in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.

The chairman said the shortfall was observed at the close of online application for the recruitment of ad hoc staff for the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi governorship elections.

Yakubu, represented by the National Commissioner, Professor Kunle Ajayi, who did not state the reason for the shortfall, however, said that staff would be sourced from the neighbouring states.

“Ad hoc staff portal for the November 2023 off-cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States was opened on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 at 8 a.m. and closed on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023 at 12 Midnight.

“The summary of successful applicants shows that Bayelsa and Kogi have full complement of their requirement for all categories of Ad-hoc staff, while Imo has a shortfall of 6,154.

“The shortfall will be sourced from the neighbouring state,” Yakubu said.

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