Ekiti, Osun party primaries hold Jan, Feb – INEC
The party primaries in Ekiti and Osun states will hold in January and February 2022 respectively, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced.
The governorship election in Ekiti is scheduled for June while that of Osun will hold in August 2022.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke Monday in Abuja said the Ekiti East State Constituency bye-election would hold the same period as the governorship poll.
“Ekiti governorship election is holding in June. But, in about two weeks, party primaries for the state will commence beginning from January 1 to 29 next year. The primaries for Osun State will be in February,” Yakubu said.
“Elections are held all year round, there is no longer election season in Nigeria. Elections are held all year round as the need arises.”
Yakubu lamented that INEC had tried four times to hold the by-election in Ekiti East State Constituency without success.
He recalled that in the last attempt, voters, security operatives, and electoral officers lost their lives at polling units.
He added that, “INEC will never reward bad behaviour. The election can only be repeated in June next year during the gubernatorial election.”