Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, announced that 100 ad hoc staff have been removed from their roles due to alleged involvement in election malpractices. Omorogbe shared this information during an interview with journalists in Uyo on Thursday.
The commissioner explained that these individuals were found to have participated in electoral misconduct during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. They have been blacklisted and will not participate in the upcoming Governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
Omorogbe also mentioned that the commission has begun distributing sensitive materials to the Local Government Areas in the state in preparation for Saturday’s elections. He assured that measures have been taken to ensure the timely arrival of materials and personnel at polling units, addressing complaints from the previous elections.
To guarantee the prompt transportation of materials and personnel, the commission has arranged backup vehicles in case any utility vehicle experiences a sudden breakdown. Omorogbe stated that the challenges faced during the last elections would not be repeated, and the commission is working closely with security agencies to improve security during the electoral process.
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