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2019 Election: INEC Recruits 14,000 Adhoc Staff In Gombe State



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INEC Employs Adhoc Staff Ahead Of Forthcoming Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  is set to engage 14, 000 adhoc staff for the conduct of the forthcoming general elections in Gombe State.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, disclosed this today in Gusau.

Ibrahim told NAN that the adhoc staff would be deployed to 2,985 polling units and voting points across the state.

“They include NYSC members, students of the federal tertiary institutions, ex-corp members, staff of federal ministries, departments and agencies, lecturers of federal tertiary institutions and retired judges.

“We have begun training for serving corps members while training of other categories of adhoc staff will commence from Jan. 23.

“I am appealing to traditional rulers and religious leaders to call on their subjects to treat corps members and other election duty staff posted to their communities fairly.

“They are patriotic citizens on national duty and should be given every support,” he said.

He, however, advised members of the public to not fail to report any breach of electoral guidelines by the personnel to the appropriate quarters.

Nobody should take laws into his hands, Ibrahim added.

As earlier reported by Naija News, INEC has already opened its recruitment portal for adhoc staff to be used during the 2019 general elections.

To access the portal, interested candidates should click THIS LINK, read instructions and apply for vacant positions.

Meanwhile Naija News reports that INEC has warned that it will punish and disgrace any official that tries to  alternate figures during the election process.

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