INEC sets to organize elections in Warri South as protests rocks INEC Office
…We are not happy working as we have not been paid – INEC AD-HOC staff
Warri residents denied access to vote in the Saturday, February 25, 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections, in the early hours of Sunday besieged the Warri office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta state, with a demand that INEC give them opportunity to exercise their franchise.
GbaramatuVoice writes that the protesters who were over five hundred in number (500) capped themselves with placards of different inscriptions and chanted protest songs.
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Our team also observed the presence of heavily armed security officers majorly made up of the men of the Nigerian Army. They were strategically positioned and were civil in their management of the protest.
In a related development, our team who are currently (11:50am) at INEC office in Warri reports that officials of the commission were seen taking delivery of electoral for onward dispatch to the polling units in Warri South where elections did not hold yesterday.
Speaking with GbaramatuVoice, an INEC official explained that they slept in the office waiting for the agents from various political parties to come but they failed to do so and that explains why they could not hold elections in those areas.
On her part, one of the AD-HOC staff lamented to GbaramatuVoice that they have not been paid for their yesterday’s assignment, adding that they are not happy going out to do today’s work.
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