Serving members of the National Youth Service Corps who worked as ad hoc workers during the 2019 general elections in Ogun State, have protested against their alleged maltreatment by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The ad hoc workers, while condemning INEC for treating them in an inhumane manner, said the electoral body had not paid their food allowance, adding that some of them had yet to receive their training allowance that was due for payment five weeks ago.
When PUNCH Metro visited the INEC office in the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state around midnight on Saturday, it was observed that the ad hoc workers spread mats and wrappers on the bare floor and grasses in the open in order to catch some sleep, while some of them slept inside the buses used to convey them to their various polling units.
An ad hoc worker, Stephanie Marcus, said INEC never planned for her and her colleagues, adding that they were abandoned after the presidential and National Assembly elections were postponed. Read more