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INEC announces timetable for February 3rd rerun, bye-elections

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Election, INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the timetable and activity schedule for conducting bye-elections caused by the resignation or death of members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.

Sam Olumekun, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information Voter Education Committee, made the announcement in an Abuja statement on Friday.

He stated that the presiding officers, including the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Speakers of State Houses of Assembly, proclaimed these vacancies.

He noted that the vacancies happened in two senatorial districts, four federal seats, and three state constituencies covering nine Federation states.

“Furthermore, the Commission is conducting re-run elections stemming from the 2023 general election, as directed by various Election Petition Appeal Tribunals.
“Currently, 35 constituencies are affected by these court-ordered elections. While three cover entire constituencies, others involve only a few polling units.

“Both categories of elections are scheduled to take place simultaneously in all affected constituencies on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

“The timetable for the elections, along with detailed delimitation data (i.e., registration areas, polling unit names, the number of registered voters, and PVCs collected), has been uploaded to our website and social media platforms as a guide to political parties and candidates and for public information.

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“We urge parties and candidates to strictly adhere to the specified timelines for the seamless conduct of these elections,” he added.

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