16,139 adhoc staffs will be recruited for Kogi State Governorship Election – INEC

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16,139 Adhoc staffs will be recruited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Kogi State Governorship Election slated to hold on November 16th 2019.

This disclosure was made on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 by the INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye during a sensitisation programme at the Federal College of Education, Okene.

Festus Okoyo said, “the Adhoc staffs will work as polling clerks, presiding officers, assistant presiding officers among others, at the 2,548 polling units in 239 wards spread across kogi state.

The INEC federal commissioner revealed 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 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, he said.

“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.

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.

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