The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has now recruited the required number of ad hoc staff for the April 9 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the FCT, Prof. Jacob Jatau disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
NAN recalled that INEC FCT had on March 16 postponed the area council election from March 19 to April 9 due its inability to recruit over 9,000 ad hoc staff required for the conduct of the election. “I can confirm to you that the commission is fully ready for the April 9 election. “We have been able to recruit the additional ad hoc staff to meet the shortfall that made us postponed the elections. “The commission has also trainined the additional adhoc staff recruited for the exercise.