18,511 INEC Officials For Edo Guber

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INEC officials

By Dipo Olowookere

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would deploy about 18,511 officials for the governorship election which holds in Edo State next month.

The Commission disclosed that necessary steps are being put in place to ensure a free and fair poll in the state on September 10, 2016.

Edo State has 18 local government areas; a total of 1,925,105 registered voters; 192 Registration Areas; 2,627 Polling Units and 4,011 Voting Points.

According to INEC, the 18511 personnel will comprise one Returning Officer, 18 Local Government Area Collation Officers, 192 Registration Area Collation Officers and 263 Supervisory Presiding Officers.

The commission, in its daily bulletin issued on Thursday in Abuja, added that the number will also have 2,627 Presiding Officers, 12,036 Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) I, II and III; 2,530 Assistant Presiding Officers and 728 Reserve APOs.

It noted that on the deployment list were 19 LGA Supervisors, with one “Headquarters Reserve’’ and 97 Registration Area Cluster Supervisors as well one headquarters reserve.

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