The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resolved to conduct all outstanding Governorship, National, and State Assembly elections on Saturday 15th April 2023.
This was part of the decisions taken by the electoral body during its meeting on Monday.
The elections are for places where it didn’t hold on the 25th February Presidential/National Assembly and 18th March Governorship and State Assembly elections, either as a result of non-deployment of materials/personnel, or violence, among other factors.
In a statement released on Monday by INEC’s spokesperson, Festus Okoye, the Commission also announced that supplementary elections will be held in Adamawa, Kebbi State, five senatorial districts and 31 Federal and State Assembly constituencies.
Part of the statement reads: “the Commission has fixed Saturday, 15th April 2023 for the conduct of the supplementary elections in the affected polling units nationwide.
“Owing to the competitive nature of the elections, especially for legislative seats,
supplementary elections will be held in just a few polling units 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 29th March 2023.”
The Commission urged political parties, candidates and stakeholders to note the date and locations of the supplementary elections.
It added that the earlier accreditation for polling and collation agents, observers and the media still subsists for the supplementary elections.
“The Commission once again urges 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 scheduled,” Okoye stated.