INEC releases timetable for Daura zone Senatorial district by election next week
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would this week release timetable for the conduct of elections to fill vacancies created by the demise of the senators representing Bauchi South and Katsina North, Ali Wakili and Mustapha Bukar.
This, according to the commission, followed its receipt of a notice from the senate president, Bukola Saraki, over the two vacant senatorial seats.
National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, who made this known at the weekend said the commission also received similar information from the Cross River State House of Assembly about the demise of the member representing Obudu 1 State Constituency in the House.
The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had said on April 17, 2018 that the electoral body would organize four by- elections to fill vacancies in Takum State Constituency in Taraba State, Lokoja/Koton-Karfe Constituency in Kogi State, Bauchi South Senatorial District in Bauchi State, and Katsina North Senatorial District in Katsina State.
There have been series of protests over the seeming refusal to declare the seats of the late federal lawmakers vacant by the Senate President and Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives.