Not less than 20,000 ad-hoc staff would be deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the Edo state governorship election on September 19.
The technical advisor to the INEC chairman, Professor Bolade Eyinla, disclosed this during a virtual meeting with journalists in Edo state.
According to Eyinla, the commission through its portal will recruit the ad-hoc staff which would be made up of mostly National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Edo state.
He added that the remaining workers would be selected from the INEC ad-hoc recruitment portal. NYSC members serving in Edo will constitute a large percentage of the workers.
UGC “The youth corps members will constitute the larger percentage because they will be deployed mostly as presiding officers.
The online recruitment is essential to create a database of election workers toward the conduct of the election,” he said. This is coming after the electoral body disclosed that it has shelved the idea of suspending the governorship election after political parties complied with its notice over threats of violence.