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INEC Plans to Mobilize More Than 35,000 Personnel for Upcoming Rerun and By-Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to deploy approximately 35,000 temporary staff for the upcoming rerun and by-elections on February 3, as reported by Sunday PUNCH.


These elections are set to take place across 8,890 polling units, as indicated in a document shared by INEC on its X handle. Of these, by-elections will occur in 4,294 polling units across nine states, while reruns will be conducted in 4,596 units.


Each of the 8,890 polling units will have one presiding officer and three assistant presiding officers, totaling 35,560 ad-hoc staff. Additionally, Supervisory Presiding Officers will be assigned to various units.


While INEC has opened its portal for observers and media organizations to register, it has not yet opened applications for ad-hoc staff for these elections.


On Wednesday, INEC released the final list and details of candidates for the upcoming by-elections in certain parts of the country. This includes the list and personal particulars of candidates for rerun elections scheduled for February 3, 2024, which were published prior to the 2023 general elections.


The by-elections will cover two senatorial districts, four federal constituencies, and three state constituencies. Court-ordered rerun elections are also set for 12 federal constituencies. Specifically, senatorial elections will be held in Yobe East and Plateau Central due to court orders.


State-level elections are slated in Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa, Niger, Oyo, Sokoto, Zamfara, Benue, and Borno states to fill various vacant positions.




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