The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would deploy 12,000 ad hoc personnel for the February 12, 2022 area council election in the Federal Capital Territory.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Yahaya Bello, represented by the Administrative Secretary of INEC in the FCT, Waziri Zannah, made this known on Wednesday, during a town hall meeting with women groups and gender-focused civil society organizations in Abuja organized by INEC in collaboration with European Centre for Electoral Support.
Bello also assured that INEC would provide a level playing field for candidates participating in the election and it’s readiness to conduct a free and fair poll.
He further urged women groups to sensitize and mobilize other women and youth to come out during the election, and vote for their preferred candidates.
“It’s high time women to en-mass and participate in the electoral process. The commission provides a level playing ground for both women and men and eligible voters. INEC will count everyone’s vote and will also be transparent in all we do concerning the election. We have everything ready and would be deploying over 12,000 ad-hoc staff”, he said.