Temporary staff recruited by the Electoral Commission (EC) for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections are calling on the Chairperson of the election management body to pay them their allowance for the job they did during the polls.
The aggrieved staff said they are disappointed with the EC for the delay in paying them their allowance six months after they helped in the conduct a successful and peaceful election.
The staff, in a statement, noted that they “worked from dawn to dusk to ensure free, fair and credible elections” and, therefore, find the EC’s posture “offensive and disrespectful.”
“We believe that this injustice must come to an end now!”
“We are of the considered opinion that the unjustifiable delay is grave injustice, unfortunate and most regrettable,” the statement stated.
It added: “We believe that accepting to serve our country even in the remotest areas far from home, should not be mistaken for slavery”.
The group is, therefore, demanding the immediate payment of their “rightful” entitlement without further delay.
The group also suggested that going forward, allowances of temporary staff should be paid with the alacrity it deserves.