By Philips Sunday
Rivers, (AN24) – The Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), has cancelled February’s Environmental Sanitation Exercise which was scheduled to hold today, February 25, due to the legislative election in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today conduction election to fill the Etche Constituency II seat in the House of Assembly and Etche/Omuma seat in the House of Representatives.
The election would hold in 147 polling units in 19 Registration Areas in Etche and one polling unit (Umuogba Community I) in Omuma.
The electoral umpire has also deploy 753 Election Day personnel to conclude the Saturday, 25th February legislative rerun in the oil rich state.
The areas affected in the Etche State and Federal Constituency elections are: One (1) Local Government; Eighteen (18) Registration Areas, 147 Polling Units, 163 Voting Points, and 60, 874 Registered Voters.
A breakdown of the 753 personnel to be deployed shows that INEC has deployed: One (1) Returning Officer for the Federal Constituency Election; One (1) Returning Officer for the State Constituency Election; One (1) Local Government Area Collation Officer; 18 Registration Area Collation Officers; 18 Supervisory Presiding Officers; and 147 Presiding Officers.
Others are: 489 Assistant Presiding Officers (I, II and III); 30 Assistant Presiding Officers (VP); 26 Reserve Assistant Presiding Officers (5%); Constituency Supervisors (1 Federal and 1 State Constituency); 1 Local Government Area Supervisor; and 19 Registration Area Supervisors + 1Reserve.
Meanwhile, the Police has restricted human and vehicular movement on land and water ways between 12am – 6pm today in Omuma and Etche due to the elections.