Ad-Hoc Staffs Refused To Release Voting Materials In Ikeja

As reported by Daily Trust, the protesting ad-hoc staffs has majority of them as Corp members who refused going to the polling units to commence voting process until they are paid in full the allowance they are meant to collect. The staffs also vowed not to perform their assigned duties, also refused to release voting materials until their N20000 allowance is paid in full.

Moreover, the INEC supervisory polling officer on the scene said she has nothing to do about the situation. The aggrieved staffs insisted on not distributing the voting materials in 25 wards under Ikeja Local government area of Lagos state.

According to one of the corps members who were among the protesters at the Local Government Primary School, Ikeja said that they had to take such action because, after the February 23 elections in the state, they may not get their allowances again if they keep quit. The Corper who preferred to be anonymous, stated “No pay, no work! We will not step out from here except the N20000 due to us are paid in complete. “Though we received only N7000 alert, we are not ready to be taken for granted the second time like they did during the presidential election.”

Read how Corpers were treated in the presidential election

In response to Ad-Hoc staffs who refused to release voting materials, the INEC supervisory polling officer replied saying, “we have distributed materials since yesterday evening. But the staffs are insisting that they will not go to the field to commence polling. What else can I do? Don’t know where to get the N20000 each which they are demanding.”

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