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INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by fergie001: 9:08pm On Jan 14
INEC restricts parties to Direct, Indirect Primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has announced Saturday, 26th February 2022 for the conduct of bye-elections in certain federal Constituencies in the country.

A statement on Friday by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye disclosed that the Commission arrived at the date after an extraordinary meeting.

The Federal Constituencies where the elections are expected to hold include, Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency, Ondo State; Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency, Plateau State; Pankshin South State Constituency, Plateau State; Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency, Cross River State.

Others were Akpabuyo State Constituency, Cross River State and Ngor-Okpala State Constituency, Imo State.

On Ekiti East 1 State Constituency election, INEC said it has resolved to combine it with the Governorship election in Ekiti, which will hold on 18th June 2022.

While restating its concern for the restoration of internal democracy in the political parties, the Commission urged parties that would field candidates to ensure that their standard-bearers emerge through Direct and Indirect Primaries. Okoye was however silent on the consensus arrangement enshrined in the Constitution of some of the dominant parties.

“Political parties fielding candidates for the bye-elections must comply with the activities and timelines set out in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the conduct of the bye-election and conduct transparent and valid direct or indirect primaries in accordance with the dictates of sections 85 and 87 of the Electoral Act 2010 [As amended].

“Political parties must note that the aspirant with the highest number of votes at the end of voting shall be declared the winner of the primary of the party and the aspirant’s name shall be forwarded to the Commission as the candidate of the party.

“Political parties that present to the Commission the name of a candidate who does not meet the qualifications stipulated in the Constitution and the Electoral Act shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a maximum fine of N500,000.00. The detailed Timetable and Schedule of activities has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.”

Ahead of the February 12 Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Area Council Elections, the Commission appealed “to citizens who applied for fresh registration as well as transfers and replacement of the PVCs to do so immediately and avoid the last-minute rush for these cards, as has been the case in the past.

“The Commission will continue to provide a regular update on the preparations for these elections in the days and weeks ahead.”

SOURCE

INEC

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The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila declared the seat of the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency (Plateau State) in the House of Representatives vacant following the death of Hon. Haruna Maitala who died in a road accident along the Bade-Gitata Road en route Jos in April 2021.

Haruna Maitala was of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila declared the seat of the Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency (Ondo State) in the House of Representatives vacant following the sudden death of Hon. Adedayo Omolafe who died in August 2021.

Adedayo Isaac Omolafe was of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila declared the seat of the Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency (Cross River State) in the House of Representatives vacant following the swearing-in of Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as the Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District.

Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Speaker of the Cross River House of Assembly, Jonah Eteng declared the seat of the Akpabuyo State Constituency in the House of Assembly vacant following the sudden demise of Hon. Elizabeth Ironbar who died in October 2021.

Elizabeth Edem Ironbar was of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly declared the seat of the Pankshin South State Constituency in the House of Assembly vacant following the death of Hon. Henry Longs who died after a mysteriouus leg surgery in November 2021.

Henry Soembis Longs was of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibeh declared the seat of the Ngor Okpala State Constituency in the House of Assembly vacant following the absence of Hon. Tochi Okere from sittings for more than one-third of the sitting period in a year.

The Ekiti East 1 State Constituency bye-election was suspended in March 2021 following widespread violence.

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Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Moferere: 9:15pm On Jan 14
Akure on my mind
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by graphicdesigns: 9:22pm On Jan 14
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Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by GboyegaD(m): 9:22pm On Jan 14
Are the winners going to occupy the position for another 4 years or how does it work by our constitution? Someone please educate me.

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Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Baawaa(m): 9:22pm On Jan 14
Which one direct, indirect they should adopt one
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Eriokanmi: 9:22pm On Jan 14
Ok
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by brosom(m): 9:22pm On Jan 14
The way this 2023 general election day hungry some people like hot shit enh,

Make Dem no shit out there intestines grin.

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Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Breexy(m): 9:22pm On Jan 14
good one
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Blesings(f): 9:22pm On Jan 14
Good luck to the contestants
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by adioolayi(m): 9:23pm On Jan 14
Indirect primaries na advance money bag consensus grin grin
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Greenlight123: 9:25pm On Jan 14
Who be inec
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Nonpartisan1: 9:27pm On Jan 14
APC will still clear all the seats. IPOB PDP cannibals only exist online.

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Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by iCauseTrouble: 9:27pm On Jan 14
tongue
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by siraj1402(m): 9:28pm On Jan 14
GboyegaD:
Are the winners going to occupy the position for another 4 years or how does it work by our constitution? Someone please educate me.
Just to complete the remaining period.
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by money121(m): 9:30pm On Jan 14
Ok
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by DWJOBScom(m): 9:42pm On Jan 14
Why wait till now
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by FreeStuffsNG: 9:44pm On Jan 14
Great!
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by rolams(m): 9:52pm On Jan 14
INEC or another agency?
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Confirmedzombie: 9:56pm On Jan 14
APC will won all the sits. Ipob terorists are illitracys that don't no politis even to spoke good glamar ipob can't spoke.

Worch how ipob will invade this tread with there usual trash.

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Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by clockwisereport: 10:15pm On Jan 14
GboyegaD:
Are the winners going to occupy the position for another 4 years or how does it work by our constitution? Someone please educate me.

They will vacate the seat with the other honourable members
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by WhizdomXX(m): 10:45pm On Jan 14
May the winners be true representatives of the people.
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by GboyegaD(m): 11:17pm On Jan 14
clockwisereport:


They will vacate the seat with the other honourable members

siraj1402:
Just to complete the remaining period.

In this case, why waste money to conduct election? Can't the parties hold primaries to replace the vacant seats?
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by clockwisereport: 11:24pm On Jan 14
GboyegaD:




In this case, why waste money to conduct election? Can't the parties hold primaries to replace the vacant seats?

The seats have been declared vacant .

Elections have to be conducted so as to fill the vacant seats. That is how it is done

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Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by deygar: 11:52pm On Jan 14
Ogoja/yala federal constiuency is the code..all we need is quality representation ..
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by obinoral1179(m): 1:01am On Jan 15
GboyegaD:
Are the winners going to occupy the position for another 4 years or how does it work by our constitution? Someone please educate me.
they will only complete the term of the former lawmaker....

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Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Brunicekid(m): 7:47am On Jan 15
GboyegaD:
Are the winners going to occupy the position for another 4 years or how does it work by our constitution? Someone please educate me.
Yes, it's going to be for 4 years... They will start their own tenure..
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by Bacon21(m): 9:00am On Jan 15
GboyegaD:
Are the winners going to occupy the position for another 4 years or how does it work by our constitution? Someone please educate me.

The winners will hold their positions until the next elections in 2023.
Re: INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 26 by okkify: 12:03pm On Jan 15
May God give us leaders after his heart

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