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: