8, 000 ad hoc staff for Bayelsa guber poll -INEC

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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 commission’s permanent staff

would also be actively involved in the conduct of

the election.

“We 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.

“The 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.

“INEC 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,’’ 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.

“During the training we were taught so many

things, I believe we are going to ensure the most

credible and acceptable election,’’ she observed.



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