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INEC deploys 10,000 personnel to state

It was further reported that some of the 10,000 personnel includes 3,500 ad-hoc staff and security personnel.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state.
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According to Punch Newspaper, the commission made the move to ensure smooth flow of electioneering process as the rerun election holds today, Saturday, March 12, 2016.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Gabriel Ada, revealed that the state assembly rerun election would be conducted in 11 local government areas.

In his words, “We are deploying over 3,500 ad hoc staff for the election but in addition, if you include security (personnel), the number will be approaching 10,000 staff that we will use for the rerun.

“This election is spread across 11 local government areas with four state constituencies covering seven local government areas,” he told Punch.

In the same vein, the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigeria Police Force under Murtala Mani has warned miscreants against causing trouble during the election.

The Commissioner of Police warned miscreants and election thugs to steer clear trouble as the police have made adequate security arrangements towards the conduct of the polls.

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