INEC to hold 15 pending bye-elections on Dec 5

By AdvocateNews on 13/11/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 869


Fifteen pending bye-elections in 11 states in the country would be conducted on Saturday December 5 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Friday. ‎

INEC National Commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, made the announcement in a statement issued after a meeting in Abuja.

‎The meeting reviewed the outcome of its quarterly engagements and consultations with critical stakeholders in the electoral process, as well as the security situation and other challenges regarding the pending bye-elections.

The pending by-elections are Bayelsa Central Senatorial District; Bayelsa West Senatorial District; Nganzai and Bayo Constituencies in Borno State; Cross River North Senatorial District; Obudu Constituency in Cross River.

Others are Imo North Senatorial District; Lagos East Senatorial District; Kosofe II Constituency in Lagos State; Plateau South Senatorial District; Bakura Constituency in Zamfara; and Ibaji Constituency in Kogi.

The bye-elections in the federal and state legislative houses were due to the resignation or death of members in eight states of the federation.

Parts of the statement read,  “The commission met again on Thursday, November 5 2020 and reviewed the situation. It noted among other things, the extensive damage to and vandalization of its local government offices and facilities, which affected some areas where the bye-elections are scheduled to hold.

Based on these consultations, the commission believes that security in the affected States has improved while the environmental challenges have reasonably abated. Consequently, the commission has decided to hold all the pending bye-elections on Saturday December 5, 2020.

“The commission acknowledges the support, understanding and cooperation of political parties, the security agencies, the media civil society organizations and the general public as it considers the scheduling of the bye-elections and in its overall efforts to reposition the electoral process and give meaning and value to the votes of the people.

“We appeal to voters and stakeholders in the states with pending bye-elections to continue to cooperate with the commission in its efforts to deliver credible elections under a safe environment.”

Posted 13/11/2020 8:18:08 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa dedicates twins in Abuja

FG dismisses report of Appointment of Onu as...

COVID-19: I won’t take vaccine, I’m not guinea...

Bandits arrested after robbing Anambra businessman of dollars,...

EFCC arrests another FBI-wanted cybercrime suspect in Kaduna...

Five soldiers feared dead as unknown gunmen strike...

Nigeria needs twitter, says Senate President

PDP: Nigerians’ve been forced to mark Christmas in...

Senate heads to court over Onnoghen’s suspension

INEC declares Yahaya Bello winner of Kogi governorship...

How Buhari, officials drew Nigerians’ anger thrice in...

Court dismisses FIRS’ suit seeking to stop Rivers...

 

Latest News IDP commits suicide after being ‘raped by NGO official’ FG to establish 18 modular refineries in oil-producing states 1,400 Igbo’s killed by security agents under 14 months – Report Mum, student hire thugs to attack teachers in Ogun school Catholic Priest pays WAEC, NECO fees for 12 Indigent students in Anambra Breaking: Gunmen kill Enugu APC Youth Leader, one other, abduct another Nigerian appointed justice minister in Canada under probe, told to step aside Communal war claims 4 lives in Ebonyi, killers seize corpses Three in police net over murder of medical doctor, friend Sit-at-home enforcers warn Nnewi residents, environs Some kinsmen are threatening my life over false prophesy, Ex-Enugu Commissioner raises alarm BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu floors Buhari govt in Abia court

 

Most Read Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (259,944 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (259,944 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (259,943 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (259,943 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (259,943 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (259,943 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (259,941 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (259,941 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (252,527 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (251,532 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (193,859 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (192,132 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (20) NEWS (7,807) POLITICS (497) SOCIETY (133) SPORTS (61) BUSINESS (376) HEALTH (60) EDUCATION (51) INTERNATIONAL (186) ENTERTAINMENT (57) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (42)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.