- INEC says it has found the 30 missing staff that were reportedly missing
- According to the electoral umpire, the staff are safe and sound
- Meanwhile, the chairman of the commission has personally spoken with some of them according to INEC
The 30 allegedly missing staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi state have been found, the electoral umpire has reportedly claimed.
This news was disclosed by the chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, in a statement Sunday, November 17.
According to the statement, the staff are safe and sound while they had also concluded their election day assignments.
“We can now confirm that all the 30 ad-hoc staff engaged for the 2019 Kogi governorship election and posted to polling Units 002, 006 and 013 at Olamaboro III; and polling Units 006, 012, 015, 016, 022 at Imani 1 all in Olamaboro local government area have been accounted for.
The reports says that the chairman of the commission has personally spoken with some of them and they confirmed that they are hale and hearty.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that INEC declared 30 of its staff missing in the on-going governorship election in Kogi state.
The commission finally declared the staff missing by 1am on Sunday, November 17, hours after the election marred by violence ended and when results were being collated in the local government.
As a result of their disappearance, the results from the local government could not be collated by Garba Mahmood, the INEC officer in charge.
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