INEC withholds 630 Ad Hoc workers allowances over refusal to return BVAs, Others


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has withheld allowances of 630 adhoc workers who participated in the November 6, 2021 Anambra governorship election for failure to return its devices and other materials.

Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC Anambra state disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday in Awka.

Orji said that the Commission was displeased that some adhoc staff who were engaged for the Nov.6 2021 governorship election have failed to return some of the devices and other materials giving to them during the election.

“The Commission has taken the unfortunate decision to withhold the allowances of staff involved in the act, pending their return of the materials to the Commission”, he said.

The INEC official who named some of the materials to include; Bio-modal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) machines, battery chargers, cables and other accessories.

Orji said though some of the people holding the materials have started returning them, the Commission resolved to place an order that people who worked from such affected areas will have their payment withheld.

The REC also announced that INEC in the state had lifted the ban on continuous Voters Registration (CVR).

“INEC suspended CVR in Anambra on September 15, 2021 because of November 6 governorship election in the state, but with the election successfully completed, the Commission has from today Tuesday January 25 lifted the ban”, he said.

He said that the exercise would be taking place in the 21 Local Government Areas and the Commission’s headquarters Awka.

Orji urged those eligible to register to endeavour to take advantage of the period to enable them to get their Permanent Voters Card.

The REC added that those who had already registered before September 15 should come for their cards.


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