•1,925,105 voters registered
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will deploy 18,511 personnel to conduct the Edo State governorship election scheduled for September 10.
The state which is made up of 18 local government areas, has a total of 1,925,105 registered voters; 192 Registration Areas (RAs); 2,627 Polling Units (Pus); and 4,011 Voting Points (VPs).
In a statement issued yesterday, the commission also said it would deploy one Returning Officer; 18 LGA Collation Officers; 192 Registration Area Collation Officers; 263 Supervisory Presiding Officers; 2,627 Presiding Officers 12, 036 Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) I, II and III; 2,530 Assistant Presiding Officers (VP); 728 Reserve APOs (five per cent); 19 LGA Supervisors + 1 HQ Reserve; and 97 RA Cluster Supervisors and Headquarter 1 Reserve (2RAs/Supervisor).
The commission had earlier published names of 19 governorship candidates and their deputies from 19 political parties who are to participate in the election.