INEC Announces Date For Bye-Elections

INEC Announces Date For Bye-Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the date for bye-elections in six outstanding constituencies in four states.Information Guide Nigeria

According to INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, the elections will hold on 26 February 2022 immediately after the FCT Area Council elections.

PM NEWS reports that the elections will hold in Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency, Ondo State; Plateau and Pankshin South State Constituency, Plateau, Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency, Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency, Cross River, Akpabuyo State Constituency, Cross River and Ngor-Okpala State Constituency, Imo.

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According to PM NEWS, Okoye said that the decision followed the declaration of vacancies by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the speakers of some state houses of assembly.

According to the commissioner, some of the vacancies arose as a result of the death of the previous occupants; substantial disruption of the electoral process and fulfilment of constitutional and legal requirements in the electoral process.

Okoye said: “This will enable the commission to clear most of the by-elections, focus on the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections and ongoing preparations for the 2023 general election.”

He added that the official notification for the elections would be published on Jan. 24.

“Political Parties shall conduct their primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries, between Jan. 26 and Feb. 5.

“Political parties shall submit the names of their polling agents for the election to the electoral officer of the local government on or before Feb. 12 and campaigns by political parties shall stop on Feb. 24.

“The access code for the nomination forms shall be available for collection from Feb. 5 at the commission’s headquarters.Jamb Result 

“The commission will continue to provide regular update on the preparations for these elections in the days and weeks ahead.”

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