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Polls: INEC Commences Training for Ad Hoc Staff in Plateau

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Plateau has commenced a refresher training for its ad hoc officials to mitigate hitches experienced during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

INEC’s Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Plateau, Mr Osaretin Imahiyereobo, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Jos, at a town hall meeting on voter education.

The meeting was organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with a private radio station, KT 103.9FM, to review the lessons learnt during the national elections and proffer solutions.



Imahiyereobo said the training was for confidence building for the staff as well as to acquire more requisite skills ahead of the March 9, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

“We received reports that many ad hoc officials were intimidated at polling units to use manual polling which is zero voting.

“We want them to have the boldness and courage to coordinate the activities of their polling units because they are representatives of the INEC chairman,” he said.

He said INEC guidelines must be adhered to including using the card reader machines, adding that where there were hitches, its technical officials would address such.

“All the card reader machines are working, but the ad hoc officials may not be effective in using them hence the training. The use of the machine would prevent multiple voting,” he said.

The INEC official urged voters to be patient with the machines and cooperate with officials to enable them conduct the forthcoming elections successfully.

Mr Bulus Dabit, the Director of NOA in Plateau, said that the Agency was worried about the number of invalid votes recorded during the last elections, saying voter education was critical to ensure votes counted.

“I want to commend voters in the last elections for being resilient and coming out en masse to exercise their franchise.

“We want to appeal to political parties and traditional leaders to educate the electorate on how to vote accurately,” he said.

Narrating the challenges of the last elections, the Deputy Commissioner of Police Akeem Yusuf in Plateau noted that some INEC officials were overwhelmed with some of the challenges they encountered at their various polling units.

“Some challenges were what the officials can address but some of them were afraid to take appropriate measures, they need reorientation to address this issue,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that participants at the town hall meeting included security agencies, faith-based organisations, civil society organisations and journalists among others. (NAN)


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/03/05/polls-inec-commences-training-for-ad-hoc-staff-in-plateau/


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