Anambra: INEC begins officers training Wednesday

Daily Nigerian

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will, on Wednesday, commence training for different categories of officers that will participate in the Anambra governorship poll.

The exercise is part of effort to ensure a credible governorship election in the state slated to hold on November 18.

The acting Director-General of The Electoral Institute, TEI, Sa’ad Umar Idris, said in a statement on Friday the training would commence on October11 and end on November 15, in Awka, the state capital.

He said the training of Electoral Officers/ Assistant Electoral Officers (Operations) would hold from October 11 to October 13 while that of Assistant Electoral Officers, AEOs, Admin and Cluster would take place from October 16 to October 20.

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

“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 discharge ad-hoc staff training on polling and counting procedures effectively.

“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 coordinate and conduct electoral training at their Local Government Areas.”

It 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.

“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 said 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.