The Chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission ( OYSIEC ), Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, has disclosed that the commission is on the verge of paying the allowances of the remaining ad-hoc staff engaged by the commission for the just concluded local government elections in the state.
Aare Olagunju , while speaking on the issue in his office, Agodi Quarters , Ibadan , attributed delay in the payment to inaccurate data supplied by majority of the beneficiaries, which according to him demands verifications to prevent unforseen circumstances .
He hinted further that the commission had emergency engagements in terms of personnel on election day, which made it difficult for account department to rely largerly on master list for the payment .
The commission boss noted that payment schedule for the remaining local governments have been sent to designated banks for further necessary actions .
His words:”There are cases of wrong account details provided by prospective beneficiaries, names, phone numbers, even numbers of personnel exceeding what we suppose to have . So ,we have to scructinize the data for excellent output
“We are not going to owe any of our ad-hoc staff as payment is continuum. We have done our part , very soon , those who are yet to receive their allowance , will be credited by the finance institution ”
“We are not selective in our payment , the process is just to ensure transparency and accountability “