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INEC recruits 13,000 officials for Kogi election

18/11/2015 08:45

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it has recruited and trained 13,000 supervisory and electoral officials to participate in the coming elections in Kogi State. They are expected to man the 3,000 polling units across the state.


The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a stakeholders' forum in Lokoja on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 stressing that he was determined to build and improve on the activities of the Commission.


He added that all card readers to be used had been tested, configured and confirmed to be fit for use during the election, stressing that only those with permanent voters cards would be eligible to vote.


Yakubu said that 11 resident electoral commissioners from other states had been mobilsed to see to the smooth conduct of the election.

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