Trained ad hoc staff protest exclusion at Imo INEC officer


February 23, 2019
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

No fewer than 500 trained ad hoc collation and returning officers on Saturday morning besieged the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Imo state in protest.

The protesting ad hoc staff accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Francis Ezeonu of shortchanging them in the final list of temporary staff that would be posted for the elections.

One of the protesting officers, Michael Echetama said that the commission was not transparent in the engagement process.

According to him, the commission chose to engage only staff of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, overlooking staff of other federal institutions in the state.