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Plateau INEC Ad-hoc staff protest non-payment of allowances for elections

Ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) recruited and deployed for the last general elections in Jos North local government area of Plateau State on Thursday, embarked on a protest over the non-payment of their remuneration and allowances after working for the elections.

The angry staff took over the headquarters of the electoral body in the Council to register their grievances and the shoddy treatment they have been subjected to.

The aggrieved ad-hoc staff who spoke to journalists, alleged that the INEC Electoral Officer had refused to pay their allowances for the February 25 and March 18 gubernatorial elections that they conducted.

They said they are angry that after doing their part in the presidential and gubernatorial elections as required, the INEC headquarters in the state have refused to pay them their wages as expected.

They also claimed that out of about 3000 Adhoc staff recruited in Jos North, only about 2000 of them received their alert.

They added that the State’s INEC headquarters had informed them through the police that the money would be paid to them within 24 hours, and the divisional police officer from Rantya division intervened to calm the tension.

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