- INEC has revealed that by-elections will be held in six constituencies in four states on Friday, February 26
- Following this, the commission warned political parties against nominating unqualified candidates for the polls
- The elections would take place two weeks after the Federal Capital Territory Area Council elections scheduled for Saturday, February 12
The Independent National Electoral Commission has says it has fixed Friday February 26, for the conduct of by-elections for six constituencies in four states.
This was disclosed in Abuja by INEC national commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, Punch Newspaper reports.
Going further, Okoye warned political parties against nominating unqualified candidates for the polls.
The six pending by-elections are Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency, Ondo State; Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency, Plateau State; Pankshin South State Constituency, Plateau State; Ogoja/and Yala Federal Constituency, Cross River state, Vanguard Newspaper added.
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Others are Akpabuyo State Constituency, Cross River State and Ngor-Okpala State Constituency, Imo State.
The elections would take place two weeks after the Federal Capital Territory Area Council elections scheduled for Saturday, February 12, 2022.
“The commission is consulting with security agencies and the critical stakeholders relating to the vacancy in Shinkafi State Constituency of Zamfara State while the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly has not declared vacancy in relation to Giwa State Constituency of Kaduna State.
“The official notification for the elections will be published on Monday, January 24, 2022. Political Parties shall conduct their primaries including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries between January 26, and February 5, 2022 while the last day for submission of list of nominated candidates is at 6pm on February 9, 2022 and this must be done through the Commission’s online nomination portal.
“Political Parties shall submit the names of their Polling Agents for the election to the Electoral Officer of the Local Government on or before February 12, 2022 and campaigns by Political parties shall stop on February 24, 2022. The Access Code for the nomination forms shall be available for collection from February 5, 2022 at the Commission’s Headquarters.”
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