INEC says ad hoc staff yet to receive allowance should reconcile bank details
All ad hoc staff engaged for the 2019 general election who yet to receive their allowances have been advised to reconcile their bank account details.
This is according to an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Osaretin Imahiyereobo, who gave the directive on Wednesday during a Town Hall Meeting in Jos. It is in reaction to complaints that some ad hoc staff are yet to receive their allowances.
Imahiyereobo, Head, Voters Education and Publicity, said checks revealed that those in that category have issues with their bank details and therefore advised the workers to come to the commission’s office to reconcile the bank details so as to ease the payment.
He said that the commission was not responsible for the delay in the payment of the allowances. “INEC is not at fault in this matter.
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“The ad-hoc staff have themselves to blame because some of them did not give their correct bank account details.
“We are advising anyone who has not received his or her allowances to come forward to the commission to rectify his or her bank account number. Once that is done, the allowances will be received without delay.”
Imahiyereobo also spoke on the issue of inconclusive elections and attributed it to some challenges bordering on the conduct of politicians and voters.
According to him, “inconclusive elections happened because we had issues that called for that and we had to allow it for peace to reign.’’
Also speaking, Godwin Okoko, an election observer, said that there were issues with the just concluded 2019 elections that needed a deeper appraisal to forestall such pitfalls in future exercises. Okoko challenged the stakeholders to appraise the election exercise and suggest measures toward improved polls that would deepen Nigeria’s democracy.
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