INEC fixes March 14 for Niger, Kwara, Kebbi by-elections

Posted by By OKODILI NDIDI, Abuja | 13 February 2020 | 786 times

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•INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu

The by-elections will hold in Niger, Kwara and Kebbi states according to a statement signed by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

According to the statement, “the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives had declared a vacancy in Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger State; the Honourable Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly had declared a vacancy in Patigi State Constituency while the Speaker of the Sokoto State House of Assembly had also declared a vacancy in the Kebbi State Constituency.

“Subsequently, the National Assembly, through a letter dated 10th February 2020, informed the Commission of the death of Honourable Adamu Muhammadu Fagen Gawo, Member representing Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, who died on 31st December 2019.

Consequently, the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives has declared the seat for Babura/Garki Federal Constituency vacant.

“The Commission has therefore fixed Saturday 14th March 2020 for the bye-election to be held simultaneously with the other bye elections on the same date.

“The Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the Babura/Garki Federal Constituency has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and other social media platforms.” (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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