2023 Elections: Date For Supplementary Elections Revealed By INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that supplemental elections will be held in various states once the delimitation data of the seats involved are available.

Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, declared that the Commission was resolved to complete the supplemental elections.

Okoye told Newsmen on Thursday that the electoral umpire may decide when to hold additional elections in 13 states on Saturday, March 25.

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He said: “The commission may take a decision on Saturday on the exact date for the conduct of supplementary elections.

“We must first harvest the delimitation details of all the places where supplementary elections have been indicated. We have elections in Plateau, Imo, Anambra, Kebbi, Adamawa, Sokoto and other places.

“We are determined to conclude the supplementary elections as soon as possible.

“However, we must print the ballot papers for the areas. We must assemble the staff that will run the election. We must engage the transporters to move materials and the staff.

“More importantly, we must put together the funds for the supplementary elections. All these will be possible when the delimitation details are available.”

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According to news reports, senatorial elections will be held in the following states: Kebbi (North), Plateau (Central), Yobe (South), Zamfara (Central), and Sokoto (East, North, and South).

Supplementary elections will also be held in Akwa Ibom (Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika and Ikono/Ini), Edo (Orhionmwon/Uhunmwode), Imo (Ikeduru/Mbaitoli and Isu/Njaba/Nkwere/Nwangele), and Kano (Doguwa/Tudun Wada and Fagge).

Elections will take place in Kebbi (Arewa/Dandi and Koko/Besse/Maiyoma), Oyo (Ibadan North East/Ibadan South East and Oluyole), Rivers (Gokana/Khana and Port Harcourt II), Zamfara (Gummi/Bukkuyum and Gusau/Tsafe), Taraba (Takum/Donga/Ussa), Kogi (Bassa/Dekina), Jigawa (Gumel/Maigatari/Sule Tankarkar/Gagarawa), Ebonyi (Ezza North/Ishielu), Bayelsa (Southern Ijaw) and Anambra (Igbaru).


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