INEC schedules bye-elections [See date]


Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated six bye-elections for Saturday, February 26.

Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

“Following the declaration of vacancies by the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Honourable Speakers of some State Houses of Assembly, the Commission has scheduled bye-elections for six constituencies in 4 States as follows:

“Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency, Ondo State ; Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency, Plateau State; Pankshin South State Constituency, Plateau State; Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency, Cross River State; Akpabuyo State Constituency, Cross River State; Ngor-Okpala State Constituency, Imo State.

“The elections will hold on Saturday 26th February 2022 immediately after the FCT Area Council elections,” Okoye said.

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