INEC denies recruiting ad-hoc staff from Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied a report that it is recruiting ad-hoc staff from Lagos State ahead of the November 26th governorship election in Ondo State.

The report, which was credited to the State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abayomi Adesanya, alleged that the commission was doing this to favour the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Chief Olusola Oke.

But a statement by INEC’s Head of Department Voters Registration and Publicity Olabimpe Awoniyi said there was no time the commission recruited its ad-hoc staff from outside the state.

The commission urged parties, their candidates, the public and particularly the press to verify their facts before publicising them.