THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had deployed 10,294 staff to conclude the National and State Assembly elections in Rivers State scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016.
The INEC in its news letter on Tuesday, December 6, said elections would take place across three senatorial districts, eight federal constituencies and 10 state constituencies.
The commission further said 14 categories of staff would be deployed including, three returning officers for the three senatorial districts; eight 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 percent) of APOs; 21 constituency supervisors (three SDs; eight FCs; 10 SCs); 24 LGA supervisors; and 223 RA supervisors.
Following court orders, in the aftermath of the 2015 general elections, the INEC had earlier scheduled re-run elections in Rivers State on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The elections were, however, disrupted by violence as a result of which they were suspended.
— Dec 7, 2016 @ 14:00 GMT