The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the dates for the conduct of the by-election for Sabuwa State Constituency, Katsina State.
The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Mr. Festus Okoye, said on Monday in Abuja that the commission fixed the date after the management meeting of the commission which considered the time table and date of the election.
According to him, while INEC has fixed 30 November 2019 for the conduct of a Katsina State by-election.
“The Katsina State House of Assembly via a letter with Reference Number KTSHA/PER/HON/l24/VOL.l/24 dated 26 September 2019 notified the Commission of the death of Hon. Mustapha Abdullahi, who represented Sabuwa State Constituency of Katsina State and the subsequent declaration of vacancy by the Katsina State House of Assembly.
“Following extensive consultations with stakeholders and a review of the security situation with the relevant security agencies, the Commission has fixed 30 November 2019 for the conduct of a by-election for the State constituency.
“The Commission will issue the Notice of Election on 23 October 2019,” Okoye said.
He said the conduct of party primaries will take place between 24 October and 6 November 2019 while the last day for the submission of personal particulars of candidates (Form CF001) and the list of candidates (Form CFOOZ) is 8 November 2019 by 6 pm.
Okoye said the last day for the submission of names and addresses of polling agents is 15 November 2019 and campaigns will end on 28 November 2019.