2019 Elections: Ad-hoc Staff Protests Non-payement Of Allowances In Delta

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By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
Reports say that as the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday, some Ad-hoc Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were  spotted at the distribution centres protesting the non-payment of their training allowances by the Supervision Presiding Officers,SPO in charge of their group in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
One of the Adhoc Staff was heard saying,”We won’t leave here unless she pays us our money.
“The people who asked them to pay us since yesterday said so because of a situation like this. Others places have been paid”.
AUTHENTIC News Daily reports that the Presidential and National Assembly Elections held pescefully in Warri and its environs.
The only complaints is that of lateness in the distribution of materials in most places.
At about 7:25am, evening officers had been seen at the three units of Warri Ward 12 (Okumagba 2), situated within Olodi Primary School, sorting out the materials and waiting for voters.
An All Progressives Congress,APC agent, Mr. Manuwa Washington, said “everything seems to be fine for now. Myself and the other parties agents are observing the process and there is no cause for worry so far”.
Voters were sighted at the GRA Warri Ward 5, units 3 and 4, voters were seen waiting for both electoral officers and materials as at 8:22am.
It was later gathered that the materials were still being distributed at the RAC for the are, located within Ikengbuwa Primary School.
As at 9:07am, voters were already gathered at unit 11, Ugborikoko ward 5 of Uvwie, but there were no electoral officials, neither materials. The same situation persisted in all the units of the ward.
It was later gathered that the all the officials and materials for wards 5 and 6 of Uvwie council area were still at the Ugborikoko Police Station, which is the RAC Center.
As at 9:20am when The Nation left the RAC, the officials and materials were still in the place.
At Uvwie ward 2, units 12 and 13, officials had already set their materials up and about commencing election process at about 9:26am. Voters were seen either checking their names on the voters register or waiting to be called to cast their votes.
At ward 1, unit 9 of Uvwie, elections had already commenced as at 9:35am. Though voting was peaceful and the process going seemingly successfully, it was gathered that only one of the two card readers was functional.

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