Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will deploy a total of 5,603 personnel to conduct the outstanding re-run elections in Imo and Kogi States on Saturday.
For the Imo State re-run elections, the commission will deploy 4,105 personnel to conduct elections into one senatorial district of Imo North and three state constituencies of Isiala Mbano, Oru East and Owerri West with a total of 390,311 registered voters in eight local government areas, 64 registration areas and 817 polling units.
In a statement issued by the commission where it gave details of the breakdown of the personnel to be deployed, it indicated that INEC deployed one Returning Officer for the senatorial district election; three Returning Officers for the state constituencies elections; eight Local Government Area Collation Officers; 78 Registration Area (RA) Collation Officers; 82 Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPOs); 817 Presiding Officers; 2,742 Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs); 175 Assistant Presiding Officers (VP); 146 Reserve APOs; 9 LGA Supervisors (plus one reserve; 40 RA Cluster Supervisors and four Constituency Supervisors (1SD; 3SC).
It said the Kogi State re-run elections would be conducted to fill vacancies into one senatorial district of Kogi East and two state constituencies of Ofu and Idah, across eight local government areas with a total of 140,297 registered voters in 45 registration areas (RAs) and 236 polling units.
The breakdown of personnel to man the elections is as follows: One Returning Officer for the senatorial district election; two Returning Officers for the state constituency elections; eight Local Government Area Collation Officers; 45 Registration Area Collation Officers; (RA) 45 Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPOs); 236 Presiding Officers; 915Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs); 135 Assistant Presiding Officers (VP); 53 Reserve APOs; 9 LGA Supervisors (plus one reserve); 46 RA Supervisors (plus one (1) reserve) and three Constituency Supervisors (1SD; 3SC).