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Anambra Election: INEC to commence training of officers on Wednesday

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Anambra Election: INEC to commence training of officers on Wednesday

The acting Director-General of The Electoral Institute, Dr Sa’ad Umar Idris, said in a statement on Friday that INEC training would commence on October 11 and end on November 15, in Awka, Anambra state capital.

The Independent National Electoral Commission said it would on Wednesday commence a series of training for different categories of officers that would participate in the November 18 Anambra governorship election.

He said the training of Electoral Officers/ Assistant Electoral Officers (Operations) would hold from October 11 to 13 while that of Assistant Electoral Officers (AEOs) Admin and Cluster would take place from October 16 to 20. Read also: Angry disables flood Anambra to protest over voting rights

Idris added that training of the officers would be done in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral systems.

“The purpose is to enable Electoral Officers and Assistant Electoral Officers (Ops) plan effectively for elections. It is also for Electoral Officers to identify activities with timelines for a successful conduct of the election.

“The training is equally meant to properly position the Electoral Officers/Assistant Electoral Officers (Operations) to enable them to discharge ad-hoc staff training on polling and counting procedures effectively.


Anambra Election: INEC to commence training of officers on Wednesday

“Expected benefits to be derived from training the AEOs Admin and Cluster include the conduct of Train of Trainers (ToT) for participation, to enable them to coordinate and conduct electoral training at their Local Government Areas.”

He added that the training of Security Personnel on electoral security best practices and knowledge of the electoral process would hold between October 25 and November 1. Read also: Help me, PDP wants to expel me—Senator begs court

“Also to be trained on election duties by the Commission include Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPOs), Presiding and Assistant Presiding Officers (POs/APOs) and Collation/Returning Officers (COs/ROs).”

He noted that, the Polling Officers and Assistant Polling Officers would be trained on polling and counting procedures while the Collation Officers and Returning Officers would be trained on collation and returning of results/candidates.

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