By Ajibola Abayomi
March 6, 2019.
Although details regarding the identities and numbers of the affected adhoc staff were not disclosed, however, the electoral body has declared readiness for the March 9 Governorship election in the state.
The body will also conduct a rerun election for both Presidential/National Assembly Elections in a total of 76 registration areas and 148 polling units with a total 43,660 registered voters.
Stating the readiness of the commission on Wednesday during an interaction with the media, the Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Sam Olumekun assured that INEC was prepared for the polls and urged Lagosians to be peaceful.
Speaking at the Secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, the REC disclosed that ‘I am glad to inform you that all materials needed for the Governorship/State House of Assembly elections are available and in safe custody at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
‘Smart Card Readers are being re-configured for the election and refresher training will hold at the RACs on Friday.
‘All adhoc staff that performed below expectations has been replaced. Payment of honor-aria to all the adhoc staff that per took in the last elections have been also been paid’.
The REC who sympathised with persons who were victims of violence in the last election prayed that ‘may the good lord touch you in your areas of the need and give you permanent healing. The commission stands with you today and always.’
He also informed that dialogue was on going with the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and NARTO for better performance and prompt delivery of men and materials on election before 8 am on the 9th of March.