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INEC said it has deployed 10,294 staff to conclude the National and State Assembly elections in Rivers State scheduled for Saturday, 10th December 2016. The elections will take place across 3 Senatorial Districts; 8 Federal Constituencies; and 10 State Constituencies.

INEC said there will be 14 categories of staff that  will be deployed and they are: 3 Returning Officers for the 3 Senatorial District; 8 Returning Officers for Federal Constituencies; 10 Returning Officers for Federal Constituencies; 23 LGA Collation Officers; 221 Registration Area Collation Officers; 57 Collation Officers (for Collation only at Registration Areas RAs); 231 Supervisory Presiding Officers; 1,840 Presiding Officers; 6,609 Assistant Presiding Officers (I, II and III); 661 Assistant Presiding Officers (VP); 363 Reserve APOs (5%) of APOs; 21 Constituency Supervisors (3 SDs; 8 FCs; 10 SCs); 24 LGA Supervisors; and 223 RA Supervisors.
Following Court Orders, in the aftermath of the 2015 General Elections, the Commission had earlier scheduled re-run elections in Rivers State on Saturday, 19th March 2016. The elections were however disrupted violence as a result of which they were suspended.

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