INEC Releases Timetable For Reruns, Bye-Elections Across States

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
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By Akombo Aondona, Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday 22 December, 2023 released its timetable and schedule of activities for the reruns and bye-elections across states in the country as ordered by elections tribunals and courts.
In a press release in Abuja, National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voters Education Committee, INEC, Sam.Olumekun, said the election will be conducted in nine states and urged political parties to adhere strictly to the timeline for the election. 
The statement reads: “The Commission has approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for conducting bye-elections resulting from the resignation or demise of Members of the National and State Houses of Assembly. These vacancies were declared by the Presiding Officers i.e. the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Speakers of State Houses of Assembly.
“The vacancies occurred across two Senatorial Districts, four Federal Constituencies, and three State Constituencies spanning nine States of the Federation.
“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 3rd February 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.
“We urge parties and candidates to strictly adhere to the specified timelines for the seamless conduct of these elections.”

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