INEC Addresses Staff Resignation Following IPOB Attack, Anambra State

INEC has disputed reports that some of its Adhoc personnel had resigned ahead of the governorship election in Anambra State on November 6th 2021 being the day for election in Anambra State. The state National Electoral Commissioner, Nwachukwu Orji, told reporters on Tuesday that the story that the workers left because they were afraid for their lives because of attacks linked to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was incorrect and unsubstantiated.

Nwachukwu Orji had said the commission is still recruiting hundreds of Adhoc workers for the next election from his headquarters in Akwa, the state capital.

He revealed that none of the Adhoc workers who were being hired had received an engagement letter, and he urged the public to dismiss the fake report.


He stated,

“INEC is still in the process of recruiting the Adhoc workers, in fact, we just finished the last training before this false report.

“As the head of the commission in Anambra, I am telling you authoritatively that we have more than enough manpower for the conduct of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra.

“If we have not issued letters to them, how then can any of them resign?

“Taking INEC jobs during elections has been one means for people who do not have permanent jobs to earn little money. Publishing negative reports that will scare them is so bad.”

Nwachukwu Orji, on the other hand, urged the media to quit supporting publications that could exacerbate polarization of the country Nigeria.


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This post was edited and Updated on 28th Oct 2021