Ahead of the general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has started conducting ad hoc personnel screening in three senatorial districts in Enugu State.
The elections for the national legislature and president were scheduled for February 25, and the polls for governor and the state house of representatives were scheduled on March 11.
The three senatorial zones were simultaneously screening candidates, according to Dr. Chukwuemeka Chukwu, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Enugu.
According to Chukwu, the four-day drill will take place from January 19 through January 22.
He said; “The screening/verification of documents of the ad-hoc personnel, who applied online for the 2023 election, is on. It is held at three different INEC local government area (LGA) offices, representing each of the senatorial zones in the state.
“For Enugu-East Senatorial Zone, the screening is being done at INEC office, Enugu North LGA; and for Enugu-West Senatorial Zone, the screening is being done at INEC office in Udi LGA.
“While for Enugu-North Senatorial Zone, the screening is being done at the INEC office in Nsukka LGA,” he said.
The exercise so far, according to the REC, has been smooth and hitch-free.
“The applicants are responding positively with necessary screening requirements. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for training in February,” Chukwu added.