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 re-run elections, both scheduled for Saturday 19thMarch, 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.

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