INEC Issues Notice of Bye-Election To Replace Tinubu’s CoS Gbajabiamila

INEC Issues Notice of Bye-Election To Replace Tinubu’s CoS Gbajabiamila

  • In a crucial step towards democratic processes, INEC has expressed readiness for the forthcoming Surulere Federal Constituency I bye-election
  • The commission assured stakeholders that preparations for the bye-election are in full swing, following the publication of notices for a seamless and credible electoral process
  • This election aims to fill the vacant seat that arose due to the resignation of Femi Gbajabiamila, who, after winning, was appointed as the Chief of Staff by President Tinubu journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Lagos state - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos state announced that it has published the Surulere Federal Constituency I bye-election notice as required by law.

Femi Gbajabiamila, Tinubu, INEC, Surulere bye-election
INEC gives update on Surulere Federal Constituency I bye-election. Photo credit: Femi Gbajabiamila
Source: Facebook

The INEC public affairs officer in the state, Adenike Oriowo, made this disclosure to newsmen on Friday, January 5.

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She noted that the notice was pasted on Thursday, January 4, at the commission’s headquarters in Sabo-Yaba, Lagos for public viewing, The Punch reported.

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The statement posted on the commission's website on X page (formerly Twitter) reads thus:

"In accordance with Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act 2022, and in line with the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the Bye Elections and Court-Ordered Rerun Elections scheduled for 3rd February 2024, the Commission today published the Notice for the elections."

Tinubu told to caution Gbaja's alleged plot to impose candidate for Surulere rep seat

Earlier, reported that a section within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, known as Progressives for Surulere (P4S), has expressed concern over the potential loss of the Surulere 1 federal constituency in the House of Representatives.

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They assert that intervention from President Bola Tinubu is crucial to prevent this outcome.

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Meanwhile, the race for who replaces Femi Gbajamilia's vacant seat of the Surulere Federal Constituency has begun.

Abdul Raheem Owokoniran, a former aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has indicated interest in the coveted legislative seat.

Gbajabiamila served as the 14th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria from 2019 to 2023 and held his legislative seat from 2003 to 2023.


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