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INEC Publishes Final List, Personal Particulars of Candidates For Bye-elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates for the February 3, 2024 by-election in Nigeria.

A statement signed by NEC National Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, said the bye-elections was important due to the death or resignation of members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.

Olumekun disclosed that the “timetable and schedule of activities, the personal particulars and final list of candidates have been published in INEC state offices and the affected constituencies pursuant to the provision of Section 29(3) of the Electoral Act, 2022.”

According to Olumekun, “These elections will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2024 across nine States of the Federation covering two Senatorial Districts (Ebonyi South and Yobe East); four Federal Constituencies (Shanga/Ngaski/Yauri Federal Constituency of Kebbi State, Surulere I Federal Constituency of Lagos State, Akoko North East/Akoko North West Federal Constituency of Ondo State and Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency of Taraba State); and three State Constituencies (Guma I State Constituency of Benue State, Chibok State Constituency of Borno State and Chikun State Constituency of Kaduna State).

“The list of candidates is also published on our website and social media platforms.”

The Commission however appealed to Nigerians to scrutinize the personal particulars of the candidates.

The re-run elections according to INEC are conducted pursuant to the orders of the Election Petition Appeal Tribunals. They are not fresh elections open to new/disqualified candidates.

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