Ahead of the governorship election scheduled for November 16, 2013 in Anambra state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it would deploy six National Commissioners and 15 Resident Electoral Commissioners to supervise the election.
Twenty three political parties are fielding candidates to contest the Anambra state governorship.
In a statement signed by Nick Dazang, Head of INEC Publicity Division, the commission further said the election would take place in all the twenty one local government areas with 1,784,506 registered voters.
The INEC statement said that the state has a total number of 4,608 Polling Units and 326 Registration Areas.
Also, Anambra state has 120 Super Registration Centre (RACs) and 6,851 Voting Points.
Dazang said that INEC is deploying a total number of 12,622 election officials (Permanent and Ad hoc) to conduct the election.
Giving details, the commission said, “There shall be one Returning Officer for the governorship election; 21 Local Government Collation Officers; 326 Registration Area Collation Officers; 326 Supervising Presiding Officers; 120 Registration Area (RA) Supervisors; 4,608 Presiding Officers (NYSC/FTI); and 6,851 Assistant Presiding Officers.
“The number of supervisors (including National Commissioners, Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and Director are as follows; National Commissioners, 6; RECs, 15; Registration Area (RA) cluster supervisors, 120”, INEC said.