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INEC to deploy 36 335 staff for FCT, Rivers elections

03 March 2016, 13:14

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is to deploy a total of 36 335 permanent and ad-hoc staff for the conduct of Area Council elections in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the Rivers State rerun elections.

Both elections are scheduled to hold on March 19.

An INEC bulletin released, on Wednesday in Abuja showed that 9 933 of the staff would conduct the FCT elections, while 26 402 staff would hold the rerun elections in Rivers State.

Also read: INEC insists on use of card readers for Rivers rerun

The staff are made up of Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs), Presiding Officers‎, Supervising Presiding Officers (SPOs); Collation Officers (CO); and Returning Officers (RO).

The bulletin noted that the FCT Area Council, with a total of 1,020,799 registered voters in six Area Councils will be manned by 6 624 Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs I, II, III); 9 375 Presiding Officers; 62 Supervising Presiding Officers (SPOs); 62 Collation Officers (CO); and 6 Returning Officers (RO) with 428 Reserves.

It further stated that the Rivers State court-ordered re-run elections which has: three senatorial constituencies, 12 federal constituencies and 22 State House of Assembly elections with a total of 2 538 535 registered voters will be manned by: 17 673 Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs I, II, III); 24 573 Presiding Officers (POs); 444 Supervising Presiding Officers (SPOs); 341 Collation Officers (CO); 37 Returning Officers (RO) and 1,007 Reserves.

According to the bulletin the Rivers State re-run elections will hold in 22 out of the 23 local government areas, and in a total of 4 442 polling units across the state.

- News 24


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