The Independent National Electoral Commission said it would not pay a Collation Officer for Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Cross River, who absconded.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Frankland Briyai, made this known on Monday in Calabar while speaking with newsmen after the declaration of results of the polls.
He said that the collation officer was assigned to Calabar South Local Government Area, but was later discovered to have disappeared.
He said that he could not understand why the official absconded from the job, saying that the fellow was absent at the collation centre and his whereabouts unknown. Read more