Independent National Electoral Commission says 400,000 ad-hoc staff will be redeployed from other states to Anambra state for the conduct of the governorship election in the state on the 18 of November, 2017. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, stated this during the Election Management System Implementer Workshop for INEC, in Awka.
Dr Orji described the Election Management System as a critical tool which the commission required to effectively manage field assets, resources, constituencies and chains of electoral activities in organizing elections. He said the card readers that would be used for the election had been tested and worked effectively while the configuration of the cards would take four days from the workshop.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner explained that the training of the Electoral Officers, Assistant Electoral Officers, security agents and ad-hoc staff had been concluded. The National Commissioner of INEC South East Zone, Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu, represented by the Technical Adviser to INEC Chairman, Professor Bolade Eyinla, urged the participants to take the training seriously, as it would help in determining the outcome of the election in the state.
The Project Manager of the European Center for Election Support, Mr. David Le Notre, who is the trainer, said the Election Management System training was an effort to enable the commission to deliver free, and fair election in the state.