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Bauchi: INEC replaces corps members with 2000 ad hoc staff

| August 5, 2012 More

 

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State on Tuesday said it has put in place over 2,000 ad hoc staff to replace the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who withdrew from the general elections in the state.

 

Administrative secretary of INEC, Bauchi State, Mallam Aminu Bello, said the commission had planned to use 4,074 corps members for Thursday’s gubernatorial election in the state.

 

The corps members had withdrawn from administering the elections following the post-election violence that rocked the state.

 

“In view of the fact that the corps members withdrew, they have been replaced by other persons. We are deploying over 2,000 other ad hoc staff to replace those that withdrew from the elections,” Bello said.

 

He explained that the new ad hoc staff for the elections comprised persons who were trained by the commission but could not be included in the exercise because of the large number of those trained.

 

Commenting on the voter’s register to be used in the four local government areas (LGAs) where INEC offices were burnt, Bello

said a new register had been printed, for the elections.

 

Hundreds of NYSC members involved in the elections had either left the state or withdrawn from the exercise following the post-election riots that broke out in the state. 

 

Nine NYSC members and many people were reported killed in Bauchi in the violence, which affected 13 LGAs of the state.

 

Category: Bauchi State News

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