EOs To Face Query Over Failure To Attend INEC’s Social Media Workshop In Awka


About ten out of the 21 Electoral Officers (EOs) in Anambra State may be issued queries or sanctions by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), headquarters, Abuja for failing to show up at a one day workshop organized for social media operators in the state by the commission in the state.

This was disclosed by the Director, Voters Education and Publicity (VEP), Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, following low turn out of staff of the commission, especially the EOs and invited bloggers, during the event at the King David Hotels and Suites, Akwa.

Osaze-Uzzi, who was miffed with the low turnout directed a female staff to take attendance of the EOs that were present at the event with a vow to making a report that would be submitted in Abuja.

Cross section of social media operators and INEC officials at the workshop organised by INEC in Awka, Anambra state

“I will make a former report to Abuja and ensure that the Commission takes action against them. The Commission cannot comit so much resources and people will not come”, he threatened.

Osaze-Uzzi, also was hurt by the noisy attitude of those at the registration table for not been able to maintain quietness while the programme was on just as it took him several attempts to restore sanity among them.

Shock swept through the marrows of Osaze-Uzzi and the INEC Citizens Contact Centre (ICCC) Manager, Abiodun Sunday Ayodele, when the EOs and other INEC staff present could not give the full meaning of the acronym “ICCC”, while INEC on its part also failed to provide workshop materials for participants, as only fliers and the programme of activities for the event was distributed.

Meanwhile, a blogger who simply gave his name as Eric during the interactive session expressed worries over the inability of INEC to come up with a statement on the alleged under age who voted during the 2015 presidential poll in some parts of the north.

“I feel so sad that up till now INEC has not come up with a statement on the pictures of young children who voted during the 2015 presidential election in the north. I think it is very indicting”.

He disclosed that he tweet several pictures of alleged rigging by an undisclosed political party which INEC couldn’t respond to till date.


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