The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba on Saturday administered the oath of neutrality on the 12,000 ad-hoc staff it trained for the March 28 and April 11 polls.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Magistrate Yazeedu Aliyu of the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Jalingo, administered the oath on behalf of the commission.
Speaking at the occasion in Jalingo, Mr Fabian Yame, INEC’S Head of Public Affairs in the state, explained that the exercise was aimed at ensuring that the ahoc staff were unbiased.
Yame said the exercise was being carried out in all the local government headquarters across the state.
The spokesman, who also disclosed that INEC was fully prepared for the elections, urged all stakeholders to collaborate with the commission to ensure a peaceful, free, fair and acceptable polls. (NAN)