Tuesday, 6 December 2016

INEC To Deploy 10,294 Staff For Rivers State Election

he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to deploy 10,294 staff to conclude the National and State Assembly elections in Rivers State scheduled for Saturday, 10th December 2016.
INEC announced this on Tuesday, stating that 14 categories of staff will be deployed as follows: 3 Returning Officers for the 3 Senatorial Districts; 8 Returning Officers for Federal Constituencies; 10 Returning Officers for Federal Constituencies; 23 LGA Collation Officers; 221 Registration Area Collation Officers; 57 Collation Officers (for Collation only at Registration Areas RAs); 231 Supervisory Presiding Officers; 1,840 Presiding Officers; 6,609 Assistant Presiding Officers (I, II and III); 661 Assistant Presiding Officers (VP); 363 Reserve APOs (5%) of APOs; 21 Constituency Supervisors (3 SDs; 8 FCs; 10 SCs); 24 LGA Supervisors; and 223 RA Supervisors.
The elections will take place across 3 Senatorial Districts, 8 Federal Constituencies, and 10 State Constituencies.
Following court orders in the aftermath of the 2015 general elections, INEC had earlier scheduled to re-run the elections in Rivers State on Saturday, 19th March 2016.
The elections were, however, disrupted by violence, forcing authorities to further delay the poll.

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