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INEC To Deploy Over 5000 Personnel For Imo, Kogi Re-run Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will deploy 5,603 personnel for outstanding rerun elections in Imo and Kogi states scheduled to hold this Saturday.

The commission says 4,105 personnel would be deployed to Imo state for the election into one senatorial district in Imo North and three state constituencies – Isiala Mbano, Oru East and Owerri West.

According to the electoral body, the areas involved have a total number of 390,311 registered voters spread across eight local government areas, with 64 registration areas and 817 polling units.

INEC also announced it will send 1,498 of its staff to Kogi State for the re-run election to fill the vacancies into Kogi East senatorial district, and Ofu and Idah state constituencies, involving eight local government areas.

The area has 140,297 registered voters in 45 registration areas and 236 polling units.

INEC postponed the Imo North Senatorial re-run election On 19 February citing violence by some youths in the state, while that of Kogi was rescheduled because of irregularities in the voting process.