The Independent National Electoral Commission is set to deploy 21,947 personnel for the conduct of the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship elections.
The elections are scheduled to hold November 21 and December 5, 2015 respectively.
For the Kogi governorship election, the commission, in a document obtained by the Punch in Abuja on Wednesday, said it would deploy 12,120 officers, while it would send 9,827 officers for the Bayelsa governorship election.
A breakdown of personnel to be deployed in the Kogi governorship election is as follows: Returning Officer (one), LGA Collation Officers (21), Registration Area Collation Officers (239), Supervisory Presiding Officers (255), Presiding officers, who are members of the National Youth Corp Members ( 2,548), Assistant Presiding Officers (I,II, and III) (7,644) and Assistant Presiding Officers (883).
Others are Reserve APOs (5 per cent ) of APOs (NYSC) (426), LGA Supervisors plus Head Quarters 1 Reserve (22), Registration Area Cluster Supervisors + HQ 1 Reserve (80) and Constituency Supervisor (one).
Similarly, the breakdown of personnel for the Bayelsa governorship election is: Returning Officer (one), LGA Collation Officers (eight), Registration Area Collation Officers (105), Supervisory Presiding Officers (180), Presiding officers, who are NYSC members (1,804) and Assistant Presiding Officers (I,II, and III) (5,412).
Others are Assistant Presiding Officers (1,931), Reserve APOs (five percent of APOs (NYSC) (271), LGA Supervisors plus Head Quarters One Reserve (nine), Registration Area Supervisors plus Head Quarters One Reserve ( 106).