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INEC announces February 3rd for bye-election reruns 



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that February 3rd, 2024, is when the bye-elections will be rerun across the country.

National Commissioner and Chairman Information Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, who disclosed this on Thursday, said the bye-elections resulted from the resignation or demise of members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.

According to him, these vacancies were declared by the Presiding Officers of the National Assembly and state Houses of Assembly.

Olumekun added that the vacancies occurred across two Senatorial Districts, four Federal Constituencies, and three State Constituencies spanning nine states of the Federation.

He said: “Furthermore, the Commission is conducting re-run elections stemming from the 2023 general election, as directed by various Election Petition Appeal Tribunals. Currently, 35 constituencies are affected by these court-ordered elections. While three cover entire constituencies, others involve only a few Polling Units.

“Both categories of elections are scheduled to take place simultaneously in all affected constituencies on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

“The timetable for the elections, along with detailed delimitation data (i.e. registration areas, polling unit names, the number of registered voters and PVCs collected), has been uploaded to our website and social media platforms as a guide to political parties and candidates and for public information.

“We urge parties and candidates to strictly adhere to the specified timelines for the seamless conduct of these elections,” Olumekun said.

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