INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye
INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is to recruit more than sixteen thousand ad-hoc staff for the Kogi governorship election holding on November 16th.

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INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye announced this at a sensitisation programme at the Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi state. He said the ad-hoc staff will work as polling clerks, presiding officers, assistant presiding officers among others.

Okoye explained that the commission had created about three thousand five hundred voting points for the state’s over one million registered voters. He said that all non-sensitive materials for the election were already in the state, while the sensitive ones will arrive two weeks to the election.

Also speaking, INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzi , advised the students against being used as political thugs.