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INEC fixes bye-elections, re-runs for February 2024

The bye-elections, which will take place simultaneously in all affected constituencies on February 3, 2024, are a result of the resignation or demise of members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.

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INEC fixes bye-elections, re-runs for February 2024

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria has announced the timetable for bye-elections and re-run elections.

The bye-elections, which will take place simultaneously in all affected constituencies on February 3, 2024, are a result of the resignation or demise of members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.

The vacancies occurred in two Senatorial Districts, four Federal Constituencies, and three State Constituencies spanning nine states.

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INEC also stated that it is conducting re-run elections stemming from the 2023 General Election, as directed by various Election Petition Appeal Tribunals.

“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,” the statement said.

It added that “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”.

The Commission urged parties and candidates to strictly adhere to the specified timelines for the seamless conduct of these elections.

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