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LG Poll: Commission to engage 6,000 adhoc staff in Kebbi



The Kebbi Independent Electoral Commission (KESIEC) says 6,000 adhoc staff will be engaged for the forthcoming Oct. 26 local council polls in the state.

The KESIEC  Commissioner II, Alhaji Kabiru Dabai, made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

“We are going to engage between 5,000 to 6,000 adhoc staff in the forthcoming local government councils’ election.

“The adhoc staff will be deployed to the 1,344 voting points and 2, 398 polling units we have in the 21 local government areas of the state, ” Dabai said.

According to him, over 51 political parties will participate in the election.

,” the commissioner said.

In a related development, the state’s former Head of  Service, Alhaji Udu Idris, who led a team of Kebbi Development Forum’s observers to the commission, said the group would monitor the election.

“We had just met with the leadership of the KESIEC on their level of preparedness and we are fully convinced that they are ready and meant business.

“KDF as an indigenous Non-Governmental Organisation wants the election to be free and fair and we want the electorate to come out enmasse to vote for candidates of their choice.

“We just finished election mobilisation campaigns where we enlightened the electorate to come out enmasse and vote for their candidates.

“We want to see massive turnout of voters in all the 21 local government areas in the election,” Idris said. .



Edited by Olawunmi Ashafa/ Maharazu Ahmed

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