The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday denied a report that it is recruiting ad-hoc staff from Lagos State ahead of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.
The report, which was credited to the State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abayomi Adesanya, alleged that the commission was doing this to favour the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Chief Olusola Oke. But a statement by INEC’s Head of Department Voters Registration and Publicity Olabimpe Awoniyi said there was no time the commission recruited its ad-hoc staff from outside the state.
INEC noted that it has just scheduled its training of supervisory presiding officers for Friday and Sunday. Presiding officers and their assistants will be trained between November 18 and 20. The commission urged parties, their candidates, the public and particularly the press to verify their facts before publicising them. Read more