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INEC Fixes April 15 for Conduct of Outstanding Supplementary Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has fixed April 15 for the conduct of all outstanding governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections.

Barrister Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made this known in a statement on Monday, in Abuja.

Okoye said “The Commission met today Monday 27th March 2023 and reviewed the areas where supplementary elections are required to conclude the outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly elections across the country.

“Consequently, supplementary Governorship elections will be held in Adamawa and Kebbi States, 5 Senatorial Districts, 31 Federal and 58 State Assembly constituencies. Owing to the competitive nature of the elections, especially for legislative seats, supplementary elections will be held in just a few polling unit in some constituencies.

“A comprehensive list of the polling units by State, Local Government, Registration Area, registered voters and PVCs collected will be published on our website on or before Wednesday 29th March 2023”.

Recall that 26 State Governorship, 104 Senatorial, 329 Federal and 935 State constituency elections have been concluded and winners declared.

According to Okoye, the Commission has fixed Saturday 15th April 2023 for the conduct of the supplementary elections in the affected polling units nationwide.

The Commission appealed to all political parties, candidates and stakeholders to note the date and locations of the supplementary elections, adding that the earlier accreditation for polling and collation agents, observers and the media still subsists for the supplementary elections.

INEC also urged political parties, candidates and their supporters to see the exercise as an election and not war, warning them to avoid incendiary statements and negative mobilisation so that the elections could be conducted and concluded as scheduled.

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