500 Ad-Hoc Personnel For Obudu Bye-Election – INEC

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By Deborah Obot

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that “about 500 Ad-hoc personnel will be required to conduct the Obudu bye-election in Obudu 1 state constituency” slated for 11th August 2018 to fill the vacant seat created by the demise of late Hon. Ukpukpen, Stephen Akomaye.

The disclosure was contained in a press release emanating from the Town Hall Meeting held Tuesday morning with political parties, CSOs and the media.

INEC maintained that “The decision is in line with relevant provisions of the 1999 constitution, Federal Republic of Nigeria and the electoral ACT 2010 (As amended), following confirmation of the notification from the Cross River State House of Assembly informing INEC of the vacant position.”

Furthermore, the release held that, “The election will be held in one hundred and seven (107) polling units in the ten wards of Obudu Local Government Area.”

As to how the election will be conducted INEC said, “Accreditation and voting during the bye-election will be done simultaneously as voters will be accredited and allowed to vote immediately. Smart card readers will be used for the verification and accreditation of voters during the exercise.

“Registration centers will be used to accommodate election personnel and materials a day before the bye-election to avoid delays on election day. Polling unit results will be pasted at each polling unit after the election.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission Cross River State will comply with the Commission’s policy of recruiting Ad-hoc personnel from approved sources which include; National Youth Services Corps (NYSC), Students of Federal tertiary institutions in the State, staff of Federal Ministries, Department and Agencies of (MDAs) working in the State and Federal institutions. About 500 Ad-hoc personnel will be required to conduct the Obudu bye election.”

The Commission appealed to political parties, aspirants and other stakeholders to join hands with them to ensure a hitch free election.

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