Ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission revealed that it would be replacing the collation officers in Kwara State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Garba Madami, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on the preparation of the commission ahead of the election.
He stated that some collation officers will be changed following their performance during the February 23 election.
Madami also stated that the Governorship race will be between 35 candidates while 338 candidates from 19 political parties would be contesting for the 24 seats in the state House of Assembly.
He said: “A lot of the collation officers did not do well. In fact, we are dropping a lot of the collation officers.”
“We discovered that those in sciences do better in collation than those that read humanities.”
“We have more problems with those collation officers that read humanities may be it is because they don’t like Mathematics.”
“Some of the collation officers performed poorly, especially in the addition of the figures collated from the field.”
The REC stated that fresh training would be organised for the commission’s ad-hoc staff before the Saturday’s poll, adding that 12,409 personnel have been deployed to participate in the exercise.