BREAKING: INEC Fixes New Date For Outstanding Elections

BREAKING: INEC Fixes New Date For Outstanding Elections

  • INEC has announced that all outstanding governorship and state house of assembly elections will be held on April 15
  • The commission had earlier announced the results of two states' governorship election as inconclusive, and reruns are expected to hold in the states next month
  • Also, the election of Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the House of Reps majority leader, was cancelled and a rerun is expected to be conducted at the Tudun Wada/Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that all outstanding elections will be held on April 15, 2023.

The electoral umpire disclosed this on its verified Twitter page on Monday, March 27, adding that a press statement would soon follow.

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INEC is to hold all outstanding elections on April 15. Photo Credit: INEC Nigeria
Source: Twitter

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According to the commission's tweet, the decision was reached at the just-concluded meeting of the stakeholders of the electoral body.

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The tweet reads:

"Arising from its meeting today, the Independent National Electoral Commission has decided that all outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections will take place on Saturday 15th April 2023."

There are some states where governorship and state house of assembly election results are yet to be announced due to controversies that emanated from the March 18 conducts.

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Currently, INEC has declared the governorship election results in Adamawa and Kebbi states inconclusive, while some state house of assembly election results is yet to be declared.

INEC will also be conducting a fresh election in the Tudun Wada/Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, the constituency of Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the majority leader of the house of representatives.

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Doguwa was earlier announced as the winner of the federal constituency election, but the commission upturned the election following a poll review, adding that the returning officer announced Doguwa as the winner under duress.

See the tweet here:

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Legit.ng earlier reported that INEC had budgeted over N3 billion to defend the result of the presidential and national assembly election at the presidential election petition court.

Recall that the PDP, Labour Party and their candidates, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, are leading actors challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu of APC as the poll winner.

The N3bn also covers other election petitions from the governorship and national and state house of assembly elections.

Source: Legit.ng

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