Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) says it plans to recruit 11,000 ad-hoc workers to complement its staff for the conduct of local government elections in the state. The Chairman of the Commission, Dr John Tsua, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Makurdi that the local government elections would be held before November. He said the commission needed additional manpower to conduct transparent and credible polls. “The state is delineated into 3,999 polling units and with staff strength of 267; it will be difficult to hold elections in all the units.” Tsua said the ad-hoc workers would be recruited from the staff of tertiary institutions and students with trustworthy guarantors. He said the commission was committed to the conduct of credible and transparent local government elections and appealed to political parties to play their part by fielding credible candidates.