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INEC to deploy 17,812 ad hoc staff for polls in Adamawa: REC

INEC conducting BVAS accreditation in Ondo State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will deploy 4,104 Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and 17,812 ad hoc staff for the upcoming general election in Adamawa.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Hudu Yunusa, stated this at a news conference on Monday in Yola, the state capital.

He said the election would be held in 4,104 polling units across 21 local government areas of the state, adding that 2,196,566 million registered voters were expected to vote during the election.

According to him, the commission had taken delivery of 4,104 BVAS and expected a backup of additional 275 BVAS to facilitate the smooth conduct of the election.

Mr Yunusa said the BVAS had been tested to ensure its efficacy and capability to stimulate the electronic transmission of election results during elections.

He said the commission had received sensitive and non-sensitive election materials from its headquarters.

Mr Yunusa added that about 71 per cent of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) has been collected, while 29 per cent remained uncollected as the collection period elapsed.

He lauded political parties for the peaceful conduct of campaign activities, adding that “we have not recorded a single case of crisis between the political party supporters in the state”.

Mr Yunusa said the commission had engaged 17,812 ad hoc staff comprising Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPOs), Presiding Officers (POs) and other relevant electoral officers to facilitate the smooth conduct of the election.

“INEC met severally with all stakeholders, including security agencies, brainstormed and deliberated on the conduct of the elections in the state,” he said.

(NAN)

Source: Peoples Gazette

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