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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by oboy81: 7:48pm On Feb 24, 2019
Capensis:


Your bandwidth of understanding trumps that of a 3 months old pig. Run along, shoes have sizes.

Be guided.
grin grin Oya Sorry na grin
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by julioralph(m): 7:51pm On Feb 24, 2019
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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by vickylala239: 7:53pm On Feb 24, 2019
kcboy34:
Good morning nairalanders,

I would like to share my little experience and the challenges I encountered at the INEC office in Orile-Agege LGA, Lagos.

First of all this information is not to discredit INEC as a body but to tell Nigerian's how the EO of INEC in Orile-Agege has compromised her responsibilities there.
I would try as much as possible not to mention names except the names of INEC officials.


Few Months ago I saw a thread on Nairaland about the recruitment of INEC Ad-hoc staffs by INEC, so being qualified for the job, I decided to apply on the Inec website for the job.

The next day I decided to go and really get information from the INEC office close to my home concerning the job, they told me that they are not accepting the online Applicants that you have to apply physically at the office for you to have any opportunity of getting the job...

Luckily for me the form was still on so I decided to fill the form. But before I got the form I had to beg and beg, they said form has finished and there was no time to photocopy because they were busy giving out PVC's.. I had to pay 1000 naira before they finally gave me the form to fill.

Then and there I descovered that they are not following the online requirements for application, anyone who hasn't even gotten to secondary school before can apply for a job meant for potential Corpers (Penultimate Students), Corpers and Ex Corpers.


Few weeks after I got a message from INEC asking me to come for 3 days training from Thursday 31st January 2019 to Saturday 2nd February, 2019. 2pm daily at Government College school Ipaja road, Agege.

I was extremely happy afterall efforts have not been wasted. So the Thursday came, I took permission earlier from work. I rushed down to the Government College by 12pm and I saw nobody. The security man told me that there was nothing happening there on that day and so I decided to check their office maybe they changed the location... When I got to their office they said they have Rescheduled the training days to Friday, Saturday and Sunday.... I went home very disappointmented at least they should have concluded plans before choosing date or better still, send us another text for the rescheduled date.


The NEXT day which was Friday I went to the training ground again around 2pm... See crowd just like a BBNaija audition center... Over 5000 people still waiting for the officials to come.
When they came, they started pasting names on the doors of each class room. Everyone started looking for their names... They just scattered names, I was wondering why they didn't input the names alphabetically to make it easier for people to see their names considering the large numbers of trainees and how big the school compound is...
It took me over 2 hours to see my name.


I entered the classroom, hooked up with some guys in the class. We were all waiting for everyone and everywhere to be calm... Around past 6. The SPO(Supervising Presiding Officer) introduced himself to us as our SPO and a Lecturer from Unilag. He started lecturing.
By past 7pm everywhere became dark so he stopped and told us to resume 8am in the class on Saturday.

The classes held from 8am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday (I had to miss church on Sunday to avoid stories).

NOTE: no form of exam/test was done in my class, we complained to him that other classes was writing exam. He said that exam would not be marked, that it was attendance that mattered most.

After the three days intensive training they said they would get back to us.

Few days after the training one of the guys I met at the training center called me that they have started pasting names of successful trainees at Their office, I told him maybe I wasn't chosen because I didn't see any text... He said nobody got text so I took myself to the INEC office that day... See another set of crowd looking for names...(what would it have cost them to send text to successful trainees, that would have reduced the crowd coming to look for names)
They pasted list on already pasted lists.. they didn't care if people choked their self to death... Come and see people fighting to look at list...(very disorganized)

To cut the long story short...
I saw my name as APO2. On the list some names came out 3,4 and 5 times on different wards and NO APO3 on all the lists.... Out of 60+ people in my class only 3 of us saw our names... Same thing applies to every class... Everyone started asking who are these names on the list.... We descovered that over 80% of names on the list didn't come for training....
I felt very bad for people that didn't see their names... The officials came out to address the people complaining about the list.... They said, they should all go to the RAC center that most names on the list will not come for the job, they would replace them with people available for the job....


On February 15th(Presidential Election Eve) I went to my RAC center at 3pm....(the whole world heard what happened and the conditions they left us in but unfortunately only the Corpers were mentioned in news... Nobody considered or talked about the other ad-hoc staffs)

On February 16th I got a call that they have started paying trainee fees so I rushed down to the INEC office only for me to see that only Corpers were being paid...

On February 22nd(reschedule presidential election Eve) I got another call that they started paying other ad-hoc staffs their training fees so I rushed down to the INEC office to collect my training fees... When I got there I saw a new list... They said we should look for our names again and write out the ward/unit and we are to use the information plus an ID card to get our 4500 naira.

To my greatest surprise I couldn't see my name on the list... They changed some names on the list... In my mind I said thank God I took pictures of the list where my name is and my SPO,PO(Corper) and APO1 can testify to it. They replaced my name with a name without phone number... We couldn't call the person to know who the person was ... I wasn't the only one with this issue.... I went in to explain the situation... The INEC officials said they can't pay me if my name is not on the new list... I even showed him the picture of the the list where my name is and he said "sorry we are working with this new list"... In my heart I felt pain... I have been robbed of my hard earned labour and I have nobody to fight for me....

I asked them if I can still do the ad-hoc job, they said yes.... The INEC officials said I should just move with my team to the RAC center (which means that they know that those names they replaced us with are ghosts, they won't come for the job)..

I also asked on what assurance do I have that I would be paid after working... They said the attendance of those that worked would be used to pay us not this list...

So I accepted my faith, went home, freshened up, moved to my RAC... All my sufferings would not be in vain... After all I have had sleepless night at the RAC before, done 3 days stressful training so I have more to loose if I don't go....

I got to the RAC around 6pm, met with my team... Waited for materials to come in...
This time they gave us Mat to sleep on, they gave Corpers Camp bed to sleep on....
Around 11pm election materials started coming in...

Around 12am They called all the PO's(Corpers) and started distributing materials to them...

They finished disturbing the election materials around 4am on election day...

The INEC official(Mr Deji) at our RAC(Ward8) started calling attendance with the list they used in paying trainee fees...

The SPO's complained that most people on the list given to them are not around... They had shortage of manpower...

It was already 6am Mr Deji said orders was given to him by the EO not to replace anyone...
Some polling units had only one person on ground.... Remember EO has removed all APO3 so 1 man(PO) is left to do the job of 4(PO, APO1,APO2 and APO3).

The Corpers said they can't go to field without complete team... People like me were on ground to fill in but Mr Deji said No...

I don't want to work for free, I called some other people at other RAC(under same EO) they said their SPO's had replaced absentees with people on ground since 3am...

9am Corpers were still at the RAC, election observers, Media and the likes have started coming to know what is happening at our RAC(ward 8 awa ul islam primary school at oba akran road headed by Mr Deji)..

We(those of us that was robbed) started begging the Corpers to go because we didn't want the election to end up badly...

As at 10am the Corpers left the RAC.

At 11am Mr Deji left the RAC with a danfo(yellow bus)

Unknowingly to us he went to pick up his people wherever they were to replace the vacant spots...
The Corper I was suppose to work with called me around 12pm that Mr Deji brought someone to his RAC to fill in the empty space APO 2 (my rightful position)..
He told the Corper that they took me to another polling unit... While they left us all at the RAC...

Some people that their names isn't on the "new list" and still followed the corpers to the polling units were changed around 1pm, they brought them back to the RAC...

Now these people wasn't trained nor pass through the stress people like me passed through....

The only names they didn't tamper with was the names of Corpers...

The reason I am sharing my experience with Nigerians is for them to know what people like me who doesn't have anyone in high position is passing through....

It is obvious that Mr Deji has used his position to compromise the election process at ward 8 and I am of the believe that the EO is aware because she came to the RAC around 5am... She didn't come down from the bus... She called Deji into the bus, they spoke for few minutes and she saw the situation on ground but didn't interfere... The SPO's called her attention to the issue but she told them that Deji would handle it then she drove off...

There are 41 polling units and 8 voting points at that Ward... Ward 8 has been compromised by Mr Deji the RAC center official.


Please pardon my grammatical errors if any and kindly help me push this to front page so the world can see this...

I would still post this on other social media platforms as I have no money to sue INEC for the pains they made me pass through....

I believe someone with a good heart and the might would stand up to fight for us.... It's unfair.
Thanks.
Clifford Kelvin.


Oga this job was meant for corpers,i don't know what u were looking for oh?

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by sensolution10(m): 7:53pm On Feb 24, 2019
Itz jst as if diz man shared my story d only diff is jst dat I worked at d end of d day bt nt sure if I will be paid
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Nobody: 7:55pm On Feb 24, 2019
Similar occurrence happened in Amuwo-Odofin Lagos. I saw my younger sisters cry back home, despite the online application, 3 days training, sleeping in the RAC and postponement, another night at the RAC last Friday, despite their names not selected by the fraudulent Inec office, they still went for the election duty only to be disappointed again. They told me how the RAC on the election morning was disorganized, that it was a scramble and a bit of fight just to get inside the bus conveying Ad-hoc staffs to their PU. I saw them cry back home after spending the night in the Inec office and felt pity on them.

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Deicide: 7:56pm On Feb 24, 2019
Corruption everywhere, the fault is not from the government cause am sure Government gave them the complete money to settle you guys. Just imagine how much they would share among themselves for your sweat angry They keep on blaming govt when the problem is really with us.
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by ud4u: 7:57pm On Feb 24, 2019
Corruption free country, abi
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Whois(m): 7:58pm On Feb 24, 2019
Same experience here in Ikotun, alimosho LGA. After spending so much time, tfare money (3,000+) n effort I didn't bother going to my REC cus I don't want to end up doing free work base on first experience when I did inec ad-hoc in oct, 2017 Anambra gubernatorial election then as a corp member
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Olawrites: 7:59pm On Feb 24, 2019
Inec job grin

Neva in my life will I participate in it again. I worked for the osun gov. election some times back and my eyez saw hell.

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Modupetemmy1(f): 8:01pm On Feb 24, 2019
it happens in almost LGA's. mainland was far worse than this
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by BillgatesMaigad(m): 8:02pm On Feb 24, 2019
kcboy34:
because of the restriction of movements... I got home around 7pm yesterday...

I was in tears...
I lost alot of money and time for this job...
I couldn't even see what was going on outside...
I couldn't vote...
So if I don't know anybody I can't achieve anything in this country...

Please I want every Nigerian to see this...
Please moderators should help me put this on front page....
The only weapon we the oppressed have against the oppressors is the media...
If I had the means I would have sued INEC to court...
Thats how the thing go!
What you should have done is that.....
You should have met with your SPO because the SPO is the one in charge of that particular unit you're assigned to work. Las las every body go still work then collect 30k as Apo
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by itsede: 8:02pm On Feb 24, 2019
Oh... similar to what I experience at ijeshatedo RAC. The SPO's there are bunch of criminals, even Inec as a body should be investigated for the high level of corruption it exhibiting. Karma will catch up with ijeshatedo spo's because the have put sorrows in people's heart.

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Ray333(m): 8:06pm On Feb 24, 2019
Hmmmm this was the same experience i had here in Jema'a local govt in kaduna state....almost 75% of us that attended the training did not participate in the exercise because the list was hijacked and people were replaced by those who have "long legs" only God will help us in this country
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by odinga1of: 8:06pm On Feb 24, 2019
kcboy34:
Good morning nairalanders,

I would like to share my little experience and the challenges I encountered at the INEC office in Orile-Agege LGA, Lagos.

First of all this information is not to discredit INEC as a body but to tell Nigerian's how the EO of INEC in Orile-Agege has compromised her responsibilities there.
I would try as much as possible not to mention names except the names of INEC officials.


Few Months ago I saw a thread on Nairaland about the recruitment of INEC Ad-hoc staffs by INEC, so being qualified for the job, I decided to apply on the Inec website for the job.

The next day I decided to go and really get information from the INEC office close to my home concerning the job, they told me that they are not accepting the online Applicants that you have to apply physically at the office for you to have any opportunity of getting the job...

Luckily for me the form was still on so I decided to fill the form. But before I got the form I had to beg and beg, they said form has finished and there was no time to photocopy because they were busy giving out PVC's.. I had to pay 1000 naira before they finally gave me the form to fill.

Then and there I descovered that they are not following the online requirements for application, anyone who hasn't even gotten to secondary school before can apply for a job meant for potential Corpers (Penultimate Students), Corpers and Ex Corpers.


Few weeks after I got a message from INEC asking me to come for 3 days training from Thursday 31st January 2019 to Saturday 2nd February, 2019. 2pm daily at Government College school Ipaja road, Agege.

I was extremely happy afterall efforts have not been wasted. So the Thursday came, I took permission earlier from work. I rushed down to the Government College by 12pm and I saw nobody. The security man told me that there was nothing happening there on that day and so I decided to check their office maybe they changed the location... When I got to their office they said they have Rescheduled the training days to Friday, Saturday and Sunday.... I went home very disappointmented at least they should have concluded plans before choosing date or better still, send us another text for the rescheduled date.


The NEXT day which was Friday I went to the training ground again around 2pm... See crowd just like a BBNaija audition center... Over 5000 people still waiting for the officials to come.
When they came, they started pasting names on the doors of each class room. Everyone started looking for their names... They just scattered names, I was wondering why they didn't input the names alphabetically to make it easier for people to see their names considering the large numbers of trainees and how big the school compound is...
It took me over 2 hours to see my name.


I entered the classroom, hooked up with some guys in the class. We were all waiting for everyone and everywhere to be calm... Around past 6. The SPO(Supervising Presiding Officer) introduced himself to us as our SPO and a Lecturer from Unilag. He started lecturing.
By past 7pm everywhere became dark so he stopped and told us to resume 8am in the class on Saturday.

The classes held from 8am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday (I had to miss church on Sunday to avoid stories).

NOTE: no form of exam/test was done in my class, we complained to him that other classes was writing exam. He said that exam would not be marked, that it was attendance that mattered most.

After the three days intensive training they said they would get back to us.

Few days after the training one of the guys I met at the training center called me that they have started pasting names of successful trainees at Their office, I told him maybe I wasn't chosen because I didn't see any text... He said nobody got text so I took myself to the INEC office that day... See another set of crowd looking for names...(what would it have cost them to send text to successful trainees, that would have reduced the crowd coming to look for names)
They pasted list on already pasted lists.. they didn't care if people choked their self to death... Come and see people fighting to look at list...(very disorganized)

To cut the long story short...
I saw my name as APO2. On the list some names came out 3,4 and 5 times on different wards and NO APO3 on all the lists.... Out of 60+ people in my class only 3 of us saw our names... Same thing applies to every class... Everyone started asking who are these names on the list.... We descovered that over 80% of names on the list didn't come for training....
I felt very bad for people that didn't see their names... The officials came out to address the people complaining about the list.... They said, they should all go to the RAC center that most names on the list will not come for the job, they would replace them with people available for the job....


On February 15th(Presidential Election Eve) I went to my RAC center at 3pm....(the whole world heard what happened and the conditions they left us in but unfortunately only the Corpers were mentioned in news... Nobody considered or talked about the other ad-hoc staffs)

On February 16th I got a call that they have started paying trainee fees so I rushed down to the INEC office only for me to see that only Corpers were being paid...

On February 22nd(reschedule presidential election Eve) I got another call that they started paying other ad-hoc staffs their training fees so I rushed down to the INEC office to collect my training fees... When I got there I saw a new list... They said we should look for our names again and write out the ward/unit and we are to use the information plus an ID card to get our 4500 naira.

To my greatest surprise I couldn't see my name on the list... They changed some names on the list... In my mind I said thank God I took pictures of the list where my name is and my SPO,PO(Corper) and APO1 can testify to it. They replaced my name with a name without phone number... We couldn't call the person to know who the person was ... I wasn't the only one with this issue.... I went in to explain the situation... The INEC officials said they can't pay me if my name is not on the new list... I even showed him the picture of the the list where my name is and he said "sorry we are working with this new list"... In my heart I felt pain... I have been robbed of my hard earned labour and I have nobody to fight for me....

I asked them if I can still do the ad-hoc job, they said yes.... The INEC officials said I should just move with my team to the RAC center (which means that they know that those names they replaced us with are ghosts, they won't come for the job)..

I also asked on what assurance do I have that I would be paid after working... They said the attendance of those that worked would be used to pay us not this list...

So I accepted my faith, went home, freshened up, moved to my RAC... All my sufferings would not be in vain... After all I have had sleepless night at the RAC before, done 3 days stressful training so I have more to loose if I don't go....

I got to the RAC around 6pm, met with my team... Waited for materials to come in...
This time they gave us Mat to sleep on, they gave Corpers Camp bed to sleep on....
Around 11pm election materials started coming in...

Around 12am They called all the PO's(Corpers) and started distributing materials to them...

They finished disturbing the election materials around 4am on election day...

The INEC official(Mr Deji) at our RAC(Ward8) started calling attendance with the list they used in paying trainee fees...

The SPO's complained that most people on the list given to them are not around... They had shortage of manpower...

It was already 6am Mr Deji said orders was given to him by the EO not to replace anyone...
Some polling units had only one person on ground.... Remember EO has removed all APO3 so 1 man(PO) is left to do the job of 4(PO, APO1,APO2 and APO3).

The Corpers said they can't go to field without complete team... People like me were on ground to fill in but Mr Deji said No...

I don't want to work for free, I called some other people at other RAC(under same EO) they said their SPO's had replaced absentees with people on ground since 3am...

9am Corpers were still at the RAC, election observers, Media and the likes have started coming to know what is happening at our RAC(ward 8 awa ul islam primary school at oba akran road headed by Mr Deji)..

We(those of us that was robbed) started begging the Corpers to go because we didn't want the election to end up badly...

As at 10am the Corpers left the RAC.

At 11am Mr Deji left the RAC with a danfo(yellow bus)

Unknowingly to us he went to pick up his people wherever they were to replace the vacant spots...
The Corper I was suppose to work with called me around 12pm that Mr Deji brought someone to his RAC to fill in the empty space APO 2 (my rightful position)..
He told the Corper that they took me to another polling unit... While they left us all at the RAC...

Some people that their names isn't on the "new list" and still followed the corpers to the polling units were changed around 1pm, they brought them back to the RAC...

Now these people wasn't trained nor pass through the stress people like me passed through....

The only names they didn't tamper with was the names of Corpers...

The reason I am sharing my experience with Nigerians is for them to know what people like me who doesn't have anyone in high position is passing through....

It is obvious that Mr Deji has used his position to compromise the election process at ward 8 and I am of the believe that the EO is aware because she came to the RAC around 5am... She didn't come down from the bus... She called Deji into the bus, they spoke for few minutes and she saw the situation on ground but didn't interfere... The SPO's called her attention to the issue but she told them that Deji would handle it then she drove off...

There are 41 polling units and 8 voting points at that Ward... Ward 8 has been compromised by Mr Deji the RAC center official.


Please pardon my grammatical errors if any and kindly help me push this to front page so the world can see this...

I would still post this on other social media platforms as I have no money to sue INEC for the pains they made me pass through....

I believe someone with a good heart and the might would stand up to fight for us.... It's unfair.
Thanks.
Clifford Kelvin.

Oga you even get energy to take compose essay.......same thing happened in Warri South INEC office......... suddenly ghost names started appearing on the list
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by marvis08(f): 8:07pm On Feb 24, 2019
Same here in Ondo state, and I am a corper. Fell sick from the first outing that was postponed, so could not come for the transport fair. But I later came during the week and they kept on postponing it, only for them to release a new list on Friday morning that is 25th and my name was replaced. I went to ask why, and I was told because I didn't come for the money. Meanwhile there are others on the list who hasn't collected and were told to come after the election. After all the stress, even fell sick nothing from INEC.
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by DonMekino(m): 8:12pm On Feb 24, 2019
same ppl that will be shouting corruption and calling ppl names, the person who called Nigeria a zoo is right after all because he insulted the animals sef.....the mentality of we Nigerians is too low to sustain our differences in terms of religion, ethnic, cultural etc and that's why stuffs like this will continue to happen.... buhari n his cohorts can fight corruption all they want, but its small misdemeanor like this that discourages Nigerian youths....
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Nobody: 8:15pm On Feb 24, 2019
I was there as a security agent and our cash have been paid before 14Th. D Inec staffs suffer sha, they ate nothing till we closed, u could see hunger on their faces. I couldnt do anything cause we were asked not to carry money with us although i carry sha but my oga nor go allow me. Its a pity things are like this. Lets hope 4 a better Nigeria

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by IMBUE(m): 8:18pm On Feb 24, 2019
Who are the government, it's me and you, it's start from what we do when we have power over other. Remember when they are paying the training fees they change the name and they did not include the names of those that went for the training, what happen is that those name they added are not valid, they just add it for them to shared the remaining money within them, believe me. Please is this also Buari?, but this is the people with just little power and using it on people that didn't have any. May almighty Allah save us from our self.
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by IMBUE(m): 8:19pm On Feb 24, 2019
Who are the government, it's me and you, it's start from what we do when we have power over other. Remember when they are paying the training fees they change the name and they did not include the names of those that went for the training, what happen is that those name they added are not valid, they just add it for them to shared the remaining money within them, believe me. Please is this also Buari?, but this is the people with just little power and using it on people that didn't have any. May almighty Allah save us from our self.

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Dshocker(m): 8:20pm On Feb 24, 2019
There is no hope for Nigeria grin
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by IMBUE(m): 8:21pm On Feb 24, 2019
This is weakedness in human
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Mightyify(m): 8:24pm On Feb 24, 2019
Brother, you practically wrote many people's experience. Some people were frustrated that you could read it in their face. I was surprised you name even saw your name in the first place.

In Nasarawa state... No connection no shortlist.

The country is damaged bro...

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Nobody: 8:24pm On Feb 24, 2019
that is Nigeria for u o.
Bunch of illeterate and useless people full dis cohntry.
anoda four yeara of sufferness
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by senrino(m): 8:24pm On Feb 24, 2019
Op


This is the same thing I went through..

I feel you jare

Las las
We go dey alright

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by eunisam: 8:26pm On Feb 24, 2019
kcboy34


This is what happened in 2015 the worst part of it is that since 2015 I have not been paid after all the suffering and rain that beat us at night! I used my money to treat myself because I contacted pneumonia!. I didn't even borther myself this year.

This is wicked generation!

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by cheesmooth(m): 8:28pm On Feb 24, 2019
is not too long i open nairaland account my bitter experience about the training of ad-hoc staff i went to the training for 3days friday, Saturday, Sunday, my mum introduced me to the job , she is a teacher (head mistress ) in primary section we both attend the training at unity primary school oregie, ajegunle apapa , we wasted money on transportation, wasted our time, even on Sunday we didn't attend church , i went to the school we did the training (unity primary school) they told me there is no name that i should go to the local government (ajeromi-ifelodun) at 1 bale street opp ago hausa it was hell and stress for me i trek because have spend all i have , i reached,i asked people were name's were posted , i when there i was so angry , bitter, in pains , my name no were in the list , name of my mum no were too , names of teachers i know was no were in the list also , i saw names been written by pen (biro) , i saw names that appeared 8 times in almost all the list, it was painful, is not all about connections , they changed the names from the local government two days before election , from my source he told me that some people waited behind to give bribe to the people that printed the list , i saw names only from one section of a tribe , only 50 names of minority tribes (including igbos) in lagos in about 3,000 names on that list from my source he told me that they changed the names for then to pocket the money for training and election money , that why if they replaced anybody if the job is 10k they will give him 6k and nothing he/she can do , another reasons is for them to put their own people to perfect the rigging for their party ,..... note that all the teachers that attend training none of their names appeared my mum told me i was surprised, corruption is deep in Nigeria and can not be remove is so hard for corruption to stop people make it in Nigeria today by scam, greediness, selfishness

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Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by yemi15(m): 8:45pm On Feb 24, 2019
kcboy34:
Good morning nairalanders,

I would like to share my little experience and the challenges I encountered at the INEC office in Orile-Agege LGA, Lagos.

First of all this information is not to discredit INEC as a body but to tell Nigerian's how the EO of INEC in Orile-Agege has compromised her responsibilities there.
I would try as much as possible not to mention names except the names of INEC officials.


Few Months ago I saw a thread on Nairaland about the recruitment of INEC Ad-hoc staffs by INEC, so being qualified for the job, I decided to apply on the Inec website for the job.

The next day I decided to go and really get information from the INEC office close to my home concerning the job, they told me that they are not accepting the online Applicants that you have to apply physically at the office for you to have any opportunity of getting the job...

Luckily for me the form was still on so I decided to fill the form. But before I got the form I had to beg and beg, they said form has finished and there was no time to photocopy because they were busy giving out PVC's.. I had to pay 1000 naira before they finally gave me the form to fill.

Then and there I descovered that they are not following the online requirements for application, anyone who hasn't even gotten to secondary school before can apply for a job meant for potential Corpers (Penultimate Students), Corpers and Ex Corpers.


Few weeks after I got a message from INEC asking me to come for 3 days training from Thursday 31st January 2019 to Saturday 2nd February, 2019. 2pm daily at Government College school Ipaja road, Agege.

I was extremely happy afterall efforts have not been wasted. So the Thursday came, I took permission earlier from work. I rushed down to the Government College by 12pm and I saw nobody. The security man told me that there was nothing happening there on that day and so I decided to check their office maybe they changed the location... When I got to their office they said they have Rescheduled the training days to Friday, Saturday and Sunday.... I went home very disappointmented at least they should have concluded plans before choosing date or better still, send us another text for the rescheduled date.


The NEXT day which was Friday I went to the training ground again around 2pm... See crowd just like a BBNaija audition center... Over 5000 people still waiting for the officials to come.
When they came, they started pasting names on the doors of each class room. Everyone started looking for their names... They just scattered names, I was wondering why they didn't input the names alphabetically to make it easier for people to see their names considering the large numbers of trainees and how big the school compound is...
It took me over 2 hours to see my name.


I entered the classroom, hooked up with some guys in the class. We were all waiting for everyone and everywhere to be calm... Around past 6. The SPO(Supervising Presiding Officer) introduced himself to us as our SPO and a Lecturer from Unilag. He started lecturing.
By past 7pm everywhere became dark so he stopped and told us to resume 8am in the class on Saturday.

The classes held from 8am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday (I had to miss church on Sunday to avoid stories).

NOTE: no form of exam/test was done in my class, we complained to him that other classes was writing exam. He said that exam would not be marked, that it was attendance that mattered most.

After the three days intensive training they said they would get back to us.

Few days after the training one of the guys I met at the training center called me that they have started pasting names of successful trainees at Their office, I told him maybe I wasn't chosen because I didn't see any text... He said nobody got text so I took myself to the INEC office that day... See another set of crowd looking for names...(what would it have cost them to send text to successful trainees, that would have reduced the crowd coming to look for names)
They pasted list on already pasted lists.. they didn't care if people choked their self to death... Come and see people fighting to look at list...(very disorganized)

To cut the long story short...
I saw my name as APO2. On the list some names came out 3,4 and 5 times on different wards and NO APO3 on all the lists.... Out of 60+ people in my class only 3 of us saw our names... Same thing applies to every class... Everyone started asking who are these names on the list.... We descovered that over 80% of names on the list didn't come for training....
I felt very bad for people that didn't see their names... The officials came out to address the people complaining about the list.... They said, they should all go to the RAC center that most names on the list will not come for the job, they would replace them with people available for the job....


On February 15th(Presidential Election Eve) I went to my RAC center at 3pm....(the whole world heard what happened and the conditions they left us in but unfortunately only the Corpers were mentioned in news... Nobody considered or talked about the other ad-hoc staffs)

On February 16th I got a call that they have started paying trainee fees so I rushed down to the INEC office only for me to see that only Corpers were being paid...

On February 22nd(reschedule presidential election Eve) I got another call that they started paying other ad-hoc staffs their training fees so I rushed down to the INEC office to collect my training fees... When I got there I saw a new list... They said we should look for our names again and write out the ward/unit and we are to use the information plus an ID card to get our 4500 naira.

To my greatest surprise I couldn't see my name on the list... They changed some names on the list... In my mind I said thank God I took pictures of the list where my name is and my SPO,PO(Corper) and APO1 can testify to it. They replaced my name with a name without phone number... We couldn't call the person to know who the person was ... I wasn't the only one with this issue.... I went in to explain the situation... The INEC officials said they can't pay me if my name is not on the new list... I even showed him the picture of the the list where my name is and he said "sorry we are working with this new list"... In my heart I felt pain... I have been robbed of my hard earned labour and I have nobody to fight for me....

I asked them if I can still do the ad-hoc job, they said yes.... The INEC officials said I should just move with my team to the RAC center (which means that they know that those names they replaced us with are ghosts, they won't come for the job)..

I also asked on what assurance do I have that I would be paid after working... They said the attendance of those that worked would be used to pay us not this list...

So I accepted my faith, went home, freshened up, moved to my RAC... All my sufferings would not be in vain... After all I have had sleepless night at the RAC before, done 3 days stressful training so I have more to loose if I don't go....

I got to the RAC around 6pm, met with my team... Waited for materials to come in...
This time they gave us Mat to sleep on, they gave Corpers Camp bed to sleep on....
Around 11pm election materials started coming in...

Around 12am They called all the PO's(Corpers) and started distributing materials to them...

They finished disturbing the election materials around 4am on election day...

The INEC official(Mr Deji) at our RAC(Ward8) started calling attendance with the list they used in paying trainee fees...

The SPO's complained that most people on the list given to them are not around... They had shortage of manpower...

It was already 6am Mr Deji said orders was given to him by the EO not to replace anyone...
Some polling units had only one person on ground.... Remember EO has removed all APO3 so 1 man(PO) is left to do the job of 4(PO, APO1,APO2 and APO3).

The Corpers said they can't go to field without complete team... People like me were on ground to fill in but Mr Deji said No...

I don't want to work for free, I called some other people at other RAC(under same EO) they said their SPO's had replaced absentees with people on ground since 3am...

9am Corpers were still at the RAC, election observers, Media and the likes have started coming to know what is happening at our RAC(ward 8 awa ul islam primary school at oba akran road headed by Mr Deji)..

We(those of us that was robbed) started begging the Corpers to go because we didn't want the election to end up badly...

As at 10am the Corpers left the RAC.

At 11am Mr Deji left the RAC with a danfo(yellow bus)

Unknowingly to us he went to pick up his people wherever they were to replace the vacant spots...
The Corper I was suppose to work with called me around 12pm that Mr Deji brought someone to his RAC to fill in the empty space APO 2 (my rightful position)..
He told the Corper that they took me to another polling unit... While they left us all at the RAC...

Some people that their names isn't on the "new list" and still followed the corpers to the polling units were changed around 1pm, they brought them back to the RAC...

Now these people wasn't trained nor pass through the stress people like me passed through....

The only names they didn't tamper with was the names of Corpers...

The reason I am sharing my experience with Nigerians is for them to know what people like me who doesn't have anyone in high position is passing through....

It is obvious that Mr Deji has used his position to compromise the election process at ward 8 and I am of the believe that the EO is aware because she came to the RAC around 5am... She didn't come down from the bus... She called Deji into the bus, they spoke for few minutes and she saw the situation on ground but didn't interfere... The SPO's called her attention to the issue but she told them that Deji would handle it then she drove off...

There are 41 polling units and 8 voting points at that Ward... Ward 8 has been compromised by Mr Deji the RAC center official.


Please pardon my grammatical errors if any and kindly help me push this to front page so the world can see this...

I would still post this on other social media platforms as I have no money to sue INEC for the pains they made me pass through....

I believe someone with a good heart and the might would stand up to fight for us.... It's unfair.
Thanks.
Clifford Kelvin.

Finally bikonu, this your story long o. Kel.vin why you dey talk like wo.man? Cho Cho Cho SMH.
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by WeighWordSon(m): 8:46pm On Feb 24, 2019
90% of this scenaro played out in Abuja... The SPO even canceled a lady's name and put her daughter's name instead... Funny thing is her daughter only trailed the mother up and down, she didn't do the work assigned and she only did spend two hours at the PUnit...
If dem wan mad, make dem no just pay me my money...
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by Fourwinds: 8:55pm On Feb 24, 2019
kcboy34:


Thanks..
how long do we continue this way...
can you get the full name of that INEC official
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by yemi15(m): 8:55pm On Feb 24, 2019
kcboy34:
Good morning nairalanders,

I would like to share my little experience and the challenges I encountered at the INEC office in Orile-Agege LGA, Lagos.

First of all this information is not to discredit INEC as a body but to tell Nigerian's how the EO of INEC in Orile-Agege has compromised her responsibilities there.
I would try as much as possible not to mention names except the names of INEC officials.


Few Months ago I saw a thread on Nairaland about the recruitment of INEC Ad-hoc staffs by INEC, so being qualified for the job, I decided to apply on the Inec website for the job.

The next day I decided to go and really get information from the INEC office close to my home concerning the job, they told me that they are not accepting the online Applicants that you have to apply physically at the office for you to have any opportunity of getting the job...

Luckily for me the form was still on so I decided to fill the form. But before I got the form I had to beg and beg, they said form has finished and there was no time to photocopy because they were busy giving out PVC's.. I had to pay 1000 naira before they finally gave me the form to fill.

Then and there I descovered that they are not following the online requirements for application, anyone who hasn't even gotten to secondary school before can apply for a job meant for potential Corpers (Penultimate Students), Corpers and Ex Corpers.


Few weeks after I got a message from INEC asking me to come for 3 days training from Thursday 31st January 2019 to Saturday 2nd February, 2019. 2pm daily at Government College school Ipaja road, Agege.

I was extremely happy afterall efforts have not been wasted. So the Thursday came, I took permission earlier from work. I rushed down to the Government College by 12pm and I saw nobody. The security man told me that there was nothing happening there on that day and so I decided to check their office maybe they changed the location... When I got to their office they said they have Rescheduled the training days to Friday, Saturday and Sunday.... I went home very disappointmented at least they should have concluded plans before choosing date or better still, send us another text for the rescheduled date.


The NEXT day which was Friday I went to the training ground again around 2pm... See crowd just like a BBNaija audition center... Over 5000 people still waiting for the officials to come.
When they came, they started pasting names on the doors of each class room. Everyone started looking for their names... They just scattered names, I was wondering why they didn't input the names alphabetically to make it easier for people to see their names considering the large numbers of trainees and how big the school compound is...
It took me over 2 hours to see my name.


I entered the classroom, hooked up with some guys in the class. We were all waiting for everyone and everywhere to be calm... Around past 6. The SPO(Supervising Presiding Officer) introduced himself to us as our SPO and a Lecturer from Unilag. He started lecturing.
By past 7pm everywhere became dark so he stopped and told us to resume 8am in the class on Saturday.

The classes held from 8am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday (I had to miss church on Sunday to avoid stories).

NOTE: no form of exam/test was done in my class, we complained to him that other classes was writing exam. He said that exam would not be marked, that it was attendance that mattered most.

After the three days intensive training they said they would get back to us.

Few days after the training one of the guys I met at the training center called me that they have started pasting names of successful trainees at Their office, I told him maybe I wasn't chosen because I didn't see any text... He said nobody got text so I took myself to the INEC office that day... See another set of crowd looking for names...(what would it have cost them to send text to successful trainees, that would have reduced the crowd coming to look for names)
They pasted list on already pasted lists.. they didn't care if people choked their self to death... Come and see people fighting to look at list...(very disorganized)

To cut the long story short...
I saw my name as APO2. On the list some names came out 3,4 and 5 times on different wards and NO APO3 on all the lists.... Out of 60+ people in my class only 3 of us saw our names... Same thing applies to every class... Everyone started asking who are these names on the list.... We descovered that over 80% of names on the list didn't come for training....
I felt very bad for people that didn't see their names... The officials came out to address the people complaining about the list.... They said, they should all go to the RAC center that most names on the list will not come for the job, they would replace them with people available for the job....


On February 15th(Presidential Election Eve) I went to my RAC center at 3pm....(the whole world heard what happened and the conditions they left us in but unfortunately only the Corpers were mentioned in news... Nobody considered or talked about the other ad-hoc staffs)

On February 16th I got a call that they have started paying trainee fees so I rushed down to the INEC office only for me to see that only Corpers were being paid...

On February 22nd(reschedule presidential election Eve) I got another call that they started paying other ad-hoc staffs their training fees so I rushed down to the INEC office to collect my training fees... When I got there I saw a new list... They said we should look for our names again and write out the ward/unit and we are to use the information plus an ID card to get our 4500 naira.

To my greatest surprise I couldn't see my name on the list... They changed some names on the list... In my mind I said thank God I took pictures of the list where my name is and my SPO,PO(Corper) and APO1 can testify to it. They replaced my name with a name without phone number... We couldn't call the person to know who the person was ... I wasn't the only one with this issue.... I went in to explain the situation... The INEC officials said they can't pay me if my name is not on the new list... I even showed him the picture of the the list where my name is and he said "sorry we are working with this new list"... In my heart I felt pain... I have been robbed of my hard earned labour and I have nobody to fight for me....

I asked them if I can still do the ad-hoc job, they said yes.... The INEC officials said I should just move with my team to the RAC center (which means that they know that those names they replaced us with are ghosts, they won't come for the job)..

I also asked on what assurance do I have that I would be paid after working... They said the attendance of those that worked would be used to pay us not this list...

So I accepted my faith, went home, freshened up, moved to my RAC... All my sufferings would not be in vain... After all I have had sleepless night at the RAC before, done 3 days stressful training so I have more to loose if I don't go....

I got to the RAC around 6pm, met with my team... Waited for materials to come in...
This time they gave us Mat to sleep on, they gave Corpers Camp bed to sleep on....
Around 11pm election materials started coming in...

Around 12am They called all the PO's(Corpers) and started distributing materials to them...

They finished disturbing the election materials around 4am on election day...

The INEC official(Mr Deji) at our RAC(Ward8) started calling attendance with the list they used in paying trainee fees...

The SPO's complained that most people on the list given to them are not around... They had shortage of manpower...

It was already 6am Mr Deji said orders was given to him by the EO not to replace anyone...
Some polling units had only one person on ground.... Remember EO has removed all APO3 so 1 man(PO) is left to do the job of 4(PO, APO1,APO2 and APO3).

The Corpers said they can't go to field without complete team... People like me were on ground to fill in but Mr Deji said No...

I don't want to work for free, I called some other people at other RAC(under same EO) they said their SPO's had replaced absentees with people on ground since 3am...

9am Corpers were still at the RAC, election observers, Media and the likes have started coming to know what is happening at our RAC(ward 8 awa ul islam primary school at oba akran road headed by Mr Deji)..

We(those of us that was robbed) started begging the Corpers to go because we didn't want the election to end up badly...

As at 10am the Corpers left the RAC.

At 11am Mr Deji left the RAC with a danfo(yellow bus)

Unknowingly to us he went to pick up his people wherever they were to replace the vacant spots...
The Corper I was suppose to work with called me around 12pm that Mr Deji brought someone to his RAC to fill in the empty space APO 2 (my rightful position)..
He told the Corper that they took me to another polling unit... While they left us all at the RAC...

Some people that their names isn't on the "new list" and still followed the corpers to the polling units were changed around 1pm, they brought them back to the RAC...

Now these people wasn't trained nor pass through the stress people like me passed through....

The only names they didn't tamper with was the names of Corpers...

The reason I am sharing my experience with Nigerians is for them to know what people like me who doesn't have anyone in high position is passing through....

It is obvious that Mr Deji has used his position to compromise the election process at ward 8 and I am of the believe that the EO is aware because she came to the RAC around 5am... She didn't come down from the bus... She called Deji into the bus, they spoke for few minutes and she saw the situation on ground but didn't interfere... The SPO's called her attention to the issue but she told them that Deji would handle it then she drove off...

There are 41 polling units and 8 voting points at that Ward... Ward 8 has been compromised by Mr Deji the RAC center official.


Please pardon my grammatical errors if any and kindly help me push this to front page so the world can see this...

I would still post this on other social media platforms as I have no money to sue INEC for the pains they made me pass through....

I believe someone with a good heart and the might would stand up to fight for us.... It's unfair.
Thanks.
Clifford Kelvin.

Sad story sigh sad. I will keep on saying it, we are our problems in this country!
Re: My Experience As A Potential INEC Ad-hoc Staff. by hassinho707(m): 8:58pm On Feb 24, 2019
In my own case, after wasting my money on transportation and photo copies of my result and NYSC certificate, wasting my time to attend on the training on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Ikeja Junior high school, I no see my name on the list. I learnt, the training allowance was given to only the selected people. shey na only them attend the training?

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