INEC to deploy 18,511 personnel for Edo governorship poll

Professor Mamood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it would deploy 18,511 personnel for the conduct of September 10 governorship election in Edo State.

This was contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued on Thursday, in Abuja.

The number, according to the commission, would comprise one Returning Officer, 18 Local Government Area Collation Officers, 192 Registration Area Collation Officers and 263 Supervisory Presiding Officers.

Others are 2,627 Presiding Officers, 12,036 Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) I, II and III; 2,530 Assistant Presiding Officers and 728 Reserve APOs.

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

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