INEC Fixes Re-Run, Bye-Elections For February 2024

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved a timetable for conducting bye-elections resulting from the resignation or demise of members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.

The electoral empire in a statement on Friday said both categories of elections are scheduled to take place simultaneously in all affected constituencies on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

The vacancies were declared by the Presiding Officers, the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Speakers of State Houses of Assembly, according to INEC.

It stated that the vacancies occurred across two Senatorial Districts, four Federal Constituencies, and three State Constituencies spanning nine States of the Federation.

“Furthermore, the Commission is conducting re-run elections stemming from the 2023 General Election, as directed by various Election Petition Appeal Tribunals. Currently, 35 Constituencies are affected by these Court-ordered elections. While three cover entire constituencies, others involve only a few Polling Units,” the statement said.

It added that “the Timetable for the elections, along with detailed delimitation data (i.e. registration areas, polling unit names, the number of registered voters and PVCs collected), has been uploaded to our website and social media platforms as a guide to political parties and candidates, and for public information.

The Commission urged parties and candidates to strictly adhere to the specified timelines for the seamless conduct of these elections.