Independent National Electoral Commission to deploy one million officials ahead 2023 Polls.
Written by News Room on April 10, 2022
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would need no fewer than one million officials to conduct the 2023 general elections scheduled to take place in 176,846 polling units across the country.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, made the revelation at the first quarter meeting of the Forum of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Secretaries to State Governments (SSGs), in Abuja.
Yakubu, who spoke on the impact of elections on bureaucracy in Nigeria, said the one million officials would include both regular and ad hoc staff.
Represented by its National Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, lamented continued refusal of political parties to file their statutory returns to the commission, saying the umpire would ensure electoral outcome continued to be determined by legitimate votes.
Yakubu maintained that the impact of elections on the judicial bureaucracy in terms of the upsurge of cases was open to debate, added that INEC had more than 220 cases as fallouts of the conduct of elections.