BY NKECHI NAECHE-ESEZOBOR–The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday fixed Saturday 15th April 2023 to hold all outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections.
The Commission disclosed this in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voters Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye and posted via it’s official twitter handle that the Commission met today and reviewed the areas where supplementary elections are required to conclude the outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly elections across the country.
It will be recalled that 26 State Governorship, 104 Senatorial, 329 Federal and 935
State constituency elections have been concluded and winners declared.
The statement reads further “Consequently, supplementary Governorship elections will be held in Adamawa and Kebbi States, 5 Senatorial Districts, 31 Federal and 58 State Assembly constituencies.
“Owing to the competitive nature of the elections, especially tor legislative seats,
supplementary elections will be held in just a few polling unit in some constituencies.
“A comprehensive list of the polling units by State, Local Government, Registration Area, registered voters and PVCs collected will be published on our website on or before Wednesday 29″ March 2023.”
The Commission however appealed to all political parties, candidates and stakeholders to note the date and locations of the supplementary eiecions.
The statement added that the earlier accreditation for polling and collation agents, observers and the media still subsists for the supplementary elections.
It further urged political parties, candidates and their supporters to see the exercise as an election and not war. They should avoid incendiary statements and negative mobilisation so that the elections can be conducted and concluded as