The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would deploy 1, 825 ad hoc staff for the Nov. 17 by-election for the vacant House of Representatives seat in Kwara.
Naija News understands that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Malam Garuba Madami, in Kwara, made the disclosure in his remarks at a stakeholders’ meeting in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area.
The by-election is in respect of Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency.
It became vacant following the death of Rep. Funke Adedoyin, who was elected in 2015 on the ticket of APC, but later defected to the PDP.
Ms Adedoyin, daughter of the Nigerian industrialist, Samuel Adedoyin, died on Sept. 28 in a hospital in Abuja.
Madami said that 1,532 of the figure was reserved for serving the youth corps members, while the rest were officials of the commission and other categories of workers.
While giving the breakdown of the election statistics across the four local government areas, he said that the councils consist of 42 Registration Areas (RAs), 330 Voting Units and 383 Voting Points.