The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the State of training ad hoc staff for the Ondo governorship election in Lagos State.
The Party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya said, “we have it on good authority that INEC is recruiting ad hoc staff from Ojokoro LCDA, which was created out of Alimosho Local Government Area in Lagos, and we know that, the elements working with some INEC officials are closely linked to some of Olusola Oke’s supporters in Lagos and Osun State”.
“We know that, ad hoc staff are usually officials of Federal Government agencies in the state, neighboring states and youth corps members. But we could not imagine why Lagos State is being used for surreptitious recruitment by INEC”.
APC says it condemns the development unreservedly and warned INEC national leadership, whom it believes is not part of this surreptitious scheming, to caution their officials in Ondo State, and to be on the look-out for such extraneous people, especially, the REC, Mr. Segun Agbaje, and his alleged cohorts in the Commission in Ondo State.
”As we have said before, we have lost confidence in the leadership of INEC in Ondo State, and our petition has been sent to the appropriate authorities,” the party said.