The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insured corps members deployed for the Anambra state governorship election scheduled for November 6, 2021.
INEC stressed that it was implementing a policy, known as Electoral Hazard-a group personal accident policy, covering death by accident, temporary disability, permanent disability and medical treatment due to accident.
Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed this in Abuja.
Oyekanmi stated that the commission had insured all the adhoc staff, including the NYSC members engaged for the Anambra governorship election.
“The policy, known as Electoral Hazard, is a group personal accident policy. It covers death by accident, temporary disability, permanent disability and medical treatment due to accident.
“This has been the long standing standard by the commission practice for every election conducted by INEC.
“The ad hoc staff covered include Presiding Officers, Assistant Presiding Officers, Collation officer and the security Personel
However, the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu will hold a stakeholder meeting on matters relating to the 2021 Anambra state gubernatorial election in Awka today.