INEC to conduct 28 rerun elections in January

INEC to conduct 28 rerun elections in January

- Nigeria's electoral commission on Thursday, December 5, said that it will be conducting 28 elections in January 2020

- The commission said that there are 30 court-ordered rerun and supplementary election to be carried out across the country

- According to the commission, two out of the 30 court-ordered rerun elections have been taken care of

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will conduct 28 different rerun elections in January 2020.

The commission said there were currently 30 court-ordered rerun and supplementary election to be carried out across the country.

The INEC's national commissioner for information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, said only two of these elections have bee conducted leaving a balance of 28.

Okoye also said that after consideration of several issues surrounding the rerun elections the commission has decided to hold all the 28 outstanding court-ordered rerun elections on Saturday, January 25, 2020, across 12 states.

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He also noted that 807 post-election petitions were filed at various tribunals out of which 582 have been dismissed while 183 others have been withdrawn by the petitioners since the conclusion of the 2019 general elections.

“Out of the remaining 42, the tribunals ordered reruns in 30 and issuance of certificates of return in 12 cases,” Okoye added.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that INEC had promised to engage Nigerian lawmakers on the use and status of Smart Card Readers for subsequent elections.

According to the chairman of the commission, the use of SCR cannot be jettisoned or even overemphasised.

Mahmood Yakubu said that the commission and the National Assembly will work towards reviewing Nigeria's electoral legal framework.

Also, INEC had denied allegations from certain political quarters that it was involved in the electoral violence which took place in different locations during the November 16, Kogi governorship and senatorial elections.

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The director for Voter Education and Publicity (VEP) in Kogi, Ahmed-Bagudu Biambo, INEC conducted the state's elections in the most credible manner.

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