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Breaking: INEC Releases Timetable For Jigawa, Niger, Kwara, Sokoto Bye-Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has released timetable and schedule of activities for the conduct of bye-elections in Jigawa, Niger, Kwara and Sokoto States.

The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye announced this in a press release issued on Wednesday.

Mr. Okoye recalled that on 6th February 2020, the INEC fixed Saturday 14th March 2020 for the conduct of bye-elections in three constituencies following the deaths of some serving members of the National & State Assemblies.

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 Kebbe State Constituency.

Subsequently, the National Assembly, through a letter dated 10 February, 2020, informed the Commission of the death of Hon. 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 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.

See attached documents below:

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