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INEC to conduct bye-elections to fill seats vacated by ministerial nominees

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct four bye-elections into National Assembly seats recently declared vacant by lawmakers nominated for ministers by President Bola Tinubu.

The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made this disclosure at the 2023 Post Election Review meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Lagos on Friday.

Yakubu explained that the four bye-elections would be conducted to fill the vacant seats by two Senators and two members of the House of Representatives, nominated for ministerial posts from their states.

He said in all, INEC now have eight bye-elections, adding that the elections would also provide it the opportunity to keep testrunning some of the suggestions and recommendations made at the post-election meeting with stakeholders.

“This is also another opportunity for us to conduct credible elections because so far, we have four vacancies declared in the forthcoming bye-elections at state levels.

“These are Surulere I Constituency in Lagos State, Jalingo Yaransi Constituency in Taraba , Chibok State Constituency in Borno and Chifun State Constituency in Kaduna State.

“Also, there are four national assembly seats recently declared vacant arising from the screening of the ministerial nominees that is ongoing at the national assembly.
“This is due to the two senators and two members of the house of representatives who have been nominated as ministers by the president.


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