The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) says it’s working arduous to pay excellent allowances of advert hoc employees deployed for the 2019 common elections in Enugu State.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) within the state, Mr Emeka Ononammadu, made the disclosure on Thursday in Enugu, NAN stories.

He spoke to newsmen towards the backdrop of a protest by some INEC advert hoc employees.

It will likely be recalled that some protesters, who claimed to have been deployed as advert hoc employees throughout the polls staged a protest over non-payment of their entitlements.

Ononammadu, nevertheless, described the protesters as brokers of those that wished to tarnish the popularity of the electoral umpire.

He mentioned that though INEC had but to finish cost of all ad-hoc employees posted for the train, an investigation by INEC officers had revealed that the protesters by no means labored throughout the elections.

He mentioned that the claims that the protesters had been posted for the elections had been false as they had been neither corps members nor federal civil servants or college students of federal tertiary establishments.

“I strongly suspect that the protesters are employed by those that wish to garbage our wonderful efficiency and put stress on us to pay the incorrect individuals.

“As on the time of their gathering, INEC has nearly accomplished the cost of ad-hoc employees. What’s left is the dealing with of these whose checking account particulars usually are not appropriate.

“Since 4 weeks, we now have made phone calls to 4,000 ad-hoc employees to get their appropriate financial institution particulars,” he mentioned.

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The REC mentioned that the challenges INEC had in finishing the funds had been because of the lack of some beneficiaries to stay to their process of filling the required cost types.

Ononammadu mentioned it was unacceptable to pay those that didn’t work throughout the polls.

“The police and different safety businesses in Enugu State had been proactive by participating the management of the protesters, who couldn’t even verify the polling items the place they labored.

“After our painstaking verification, we discovered many names in a cost proposed checklist that neither labored wherever posted by INEC.

“We are going to begin investigation to unravel how their names received into our system and who’s accountable,” Ononammadu mentioned.

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