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INEC ad-hoc staff protest over unpaid allowances

05 January 2016, 16:01

Lokoja - Ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who supervised the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State have protested over the inability of the commission to pay them their allowances, reports Thisday.

The ad-hoc staff on Monday marched through some major streets in Lokoja, demanding for the payment of their N17 500 being the fee for their participation in the exercise.

Also read: INEC recruits 13 052 officials for Kogi guber poll

Chairman of the ad hoc staff, Yusuf Bello, and Secretary, John Okpanachi said they had to take to the streets so as to push for their entitlements.

They accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state,. Halilu Pai of diverting the money for personal use.

They noted that Pai was in the habit of not paying ad hoc staff whenever they were recruited for an assignment.

INEC recruited over 13 000 ad hoc workers for the poll.

Read more at Thisday. 

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