The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River State has started a training programme for the over 200 personnel for the reruns of election in the state.
The bye-election will take place in Yakurr/Abi Federal Constituency and Abi State Constituency of Cross River state on January 25.
This was stated by the Head, Voter Education and Publicity of INEC in the state, Antonia Nwobi.
The first category of people to be trained are Supervisory Presiding Officers. Others are the Presiding Officers and Assistant Presiding Officers, Collation Officers and the Returning Officers.
According to the state INEC acting trainer, Mr Moses Irem, the Supervisory Presiding Officers’ training “will equip the officers to have the required skills to play the role of facilitators during the training of presiding officers.
He added that;
The presiding officers will in turn train the assistant presiding officers who are National Youth Service Corp members at the Community Secondary School, Itigidi in Abi Local Government Area.