By Dayo Johnson
THE All Progres sives Congress in Ondo State, weekend, accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of recruiting and training ad hoc staff for the Ondo governorship election in Lagos State.
A statement by its Publicity Secretary, 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. We know that, ad hoc staff are usually officials of Federal Government agencies in the state, neighbouring states and youth corps members. But we could not imagine why Lagos State is being used for surreptitious recruitments by INEC.
“APC condemns this and warns INEC national leadership, whom it believes is not part of this surreptitious scheming, to caution their officials 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 REC, Segun Agbaje could not be reached for comment yesterday.