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 Court-ordered re-run elections both scheduled for Saturday 19th March, 2016.
For the FCT Chairmanship and Area Council elections, the Commission will deploy 9,933 staff, 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 Court-ordered re-run elections which has: 3 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.
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.
FCT ELECTIONS: COMMISSION APPROVES CONTINUOUS ACCREDITATION AND VOTING
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the use of continuous (simultaneous) accreditation and voting for the FCT Chairmanship and Area Council Elections scheduled for Saturday 19th, March 2016.
The Commission also said that election will commence at 8.00am and end at 2.00pm.
INEC POSTPONES ANAMBRA SENATORIAL RE-RUN ELECTION
In view of a court order issued yesterday by an Abuja High Court restraining it, the Commission has postponed the conduct of the re-run election earlier scheduled for Saturday, 5th 2016 for the Anambra Central Senatorial District.
According to the National Commissioner in charge of the Operations Committee, Hajiya Amina Bala Zakari, the Commission is yet to determine a date for the conduct of the said election.