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INEC Deploys 36,335 Officials For FCT,RIVERS Polls


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will deploy a total of 36, 335 permanent and ad-hoc staff for the
conduct of the Federal Capital Territory chairmanship and area council elections and the Rivers state re-run elections.
The elections are fixed for March 19, 2016.
According to INEC’s bulletin, a total of 9,933 staff will be deployed for the FCT chairmanship and area council elections, while for the Rivers state re-run elections, INEC will deploy a total of 26,402 staff.
The FCT area council, with a total of 1,020,799 registered voters in six (6) 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.
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.