Re-run elections to hold Saturday in Benue, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba

Posted by News Express | 18 February 2016 | 3,161 times

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Saturday, February 20, conduct 22 of the Appeal Court-ordered re-run elections across eight (8) states of the federation.

This will mark the climax of the 80 court-ordered elections which the Commission is to conduct from January to March 2016 with preparations at top gear to ensure hitch-free mini general elections. The commission will conduct senatorial, federal constituency and state constituency elections across eight states, namely: Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Taraba and Imo.

A breakdown of these elections shows that the Commission will conduct four (4) Senatorial elections; Three (3) Federal Constituency elections; and Fifteen (15) State Constituency elections.

The Senatorial elections will be conducted in Benue South senatorial district; Imo North senatorial district; Kogi Central senatorial district and Kogi East senatorial district.

In a similar vein, the Federal Constituency elections will hold in Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency of Kogi State; Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State; and Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency of Taraba state.

The fifteen (15) State Constituency elections will be conducted across Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Plateau, Niger and Taraba states. They are:

• Imo: Isiala Mbano, Oru East, and Owerri West;

•Kaduna: Lere West;

• Kogi: Ofu Sc, Ankpa 1, Idah, Dekina 1 and Dekina II (Okura);

• Niger: Suleja;

• Plateau: Langtang South, Pankshin South and Pankshin North;

• Taraba: Ardo Kola and Mbamga.

•Excerpted from a Nigerian Pilot report. Photo shows INEC Chairman, Prof.  Mahmood Yakubu.


Source: News Express

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