INEC TO DEPLOY OVER 7,000 AD-HOC STAFF IN THE CONDUCT OF 13 JANUARY ANAMBRA CENTRAL SENATORIAL RE-RUN
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will deploy about 7,670 ad-hoc staff for the conduct of the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election on Saturday this week in Anambra State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji made this known in an interview with newsmen in Awka.
According to him, the re-run election will hold as scheduled.
He said 14 candidates would be participating in the re-run election except the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
Dr. Orji explained that non-sensitive materials had already been distributed while sensitive materials would be received Friday before being distributed Saturday.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner pointed out that the result of the poll would be collated at the 109 wards with 1,548 polling units, before being announced at the INEC headquarters in Awka.
He also explained that the polling units would be open for the election by eight o’clock in the morning and end by two o’clock in the afternoon and therefore enjoined would-be voters to ensure that they participated in the poll.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State police command has assured of a peaceful atmosphere in the rerun senatorial election for this Saturday.
It promised to work in collaboration with sister agencies to ensure that the election was a hitch free.
Speaking with newsmen at the command headquarters Amawbia, the Anambra State commissioner of police, Mr. Garba Umar, noted that the command was ready to maintain law and order before, during and after the exercise.
The Police boss explained that the restriction of movement would be limited to the affected local government areas which were Awka North and South, Dunukofia, Njikoka, Anaocha, Idemili North and South.
The commissioner of police enjoined the people of the state to maintain peaceful and orderly atmosphere throughout the exercise.