8, 000 ad hoc staff for Bayelsa guber poll -INECBy Bobricky 09:31 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 Comments
The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) in Bayelsa has said that more than 8, 000 ad
hoc staff would be engaged in the Dec.5
governorship election in the state.
Mr Baritor Kpagih, the state Resident Electoral
Commissioner, stated this in an interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on
He said that the commissionâ€™s permanent staff
would also be actively involved in the conduct of
â€œWe will involve ad hoc staff, more than 8, 000 of
them will be recruited; definitely in election period,
most of our permanent staff are always involved.
â€œThe ad hoc staff have been trained on what they
should be doing while on duty; some of them were
trained at the local government area headquarters.
â€œINEC in Bayelsa is working with the electoral
guidelines and we will continue to do our best in
ensuring that the governorship election in the state
is succesful,â€™â€™ he said.
Miss Chinelo Okoafor, a member of the National
Youth Service Corps in Bayelsa, told NAN that she
was one of the trainees, saying that she was ready
to work in accordance with INEC guidelines.
â€œDuring the training we were taught so many
things, I believe we are going to ensure the most
credible and acceptable election,â€™â€™ she observed.
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