- A corps member, Daniella Yomson, in Enugu has cried out over the non-payment of their allowances by the INEC
- Yomson member said the electoral body in the state has refused to pay them what was promised them
- The corps member called on the chairman of the commission, Yakubu Mahmood, to intervene
Following the conduct of the general elections, a corps member, Daniella Yomson, serving in Enugu state has complained over the non payment of their allowances as ad hoc staff for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a message to Legit.ng, Yomison said her fellow corps members are not happy with the way the electoral commission treated them after how hard they worked for the conduct of the elections.
She said INEC promised that they would be paid the sum of N30,500 but have only given them N9,000 which was meant for the governorship election, leaving out their feeding and transportation allowances.
She also asked for the intervention of the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in the situation, saying she feared the money for their allowances could be diverted by people who do not care for their welfare.
“Enugu state corpers are not happy because INEC has refused to pay them after the election. After all they have gone through during the election, we were told that our entitlement is 30500. So why is Enugu state paying 9000 to corpers?
"Perhaps, most corpers haven't seen the 9000 which they said is for the governorship election. How about the presidential election, the transportation and feeding allowances?
"It is so sad to see that after all what the INEC adhoc staff have gone through, there is nothing to show for it.
"I want the INEC chairman to please intervene because we the corpers of Enugu state feel if we don't stand up for our right and nothing is done, some people out there who lack conscience will divert this money for themselves," she said.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that several ad hoc staff engaged by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last general elections in Anambra protested on Tuesday, March 19, over the non-payment of their allowances.
The aggrieved staffs went to the commission’s offices in Awka to ask for their payment, but were denied entry into the premises by security operatives.
Ikechukwu Mike, the spokesman of the protesters, said they took to their complaint to the person in charge of payment but nothing was done. Mike said the INEC staff only compiled their names and got their bank details.
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