On elections day, which is the day when Nigerians vote for their preferred presidential and national assembly candidates across the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Adhoc staff in Kano state organized a protest in Dorayi, located in the Gwale LGA of Kano State. The adhoc staff were frustrated and expressed their dissatisfaction with the situation of not receiving their allowances for the upcoming services they would render for the election process.
The protesting adhoc staff were seen in a video declaring "no pay, no work" as they demanded payment for their services before commencing with the electoral process. The video was shared by Vanguard Newspapers on Twitter, and it showed the adhoc staff staging a protest over non-payment of their allowance.
It is important to note that adhoc staff are temporary workers who are hired to carry out specific duties for a short period of time. In the context of elections, they play a crucial role in ensuring that the electoral process runs smoothly. Their duties include setting up polling units, verifying voters' identities, and counting votes. Without them, the election process would be severely disrupted.
The protest by INEC adhoc staff in Kano state highlights the importance of ensuring that workers are treated fairly and paid for their services. It is essential that the government and relevant authorities take appropriate measures to address the situation and ensure that workers are not left in a situation where they have to protest for their rights. It is also important for the general public to understand the role and importance of adhoc staff in the electoral process and to support them in their efforts to ensure a free and fair election.
Watch the video below …
INEC Ad hoc staff staging protest over non payment of allowance at Dorayi, Gwale LGA, Kano State. Declares "no pay, no work".#ElectionDay #election2023 #Presidentialelection pic.twitter.com/LtykMcxZI6
— Vanguard Newspapers (@vanguardngrnews) February 25, 2023