Bakori constituency bye election, others holds December 5
INEC announces new date for Bakori constituency bye-elections, others
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed December 5 for the 15 pending state and national assembly bye-elections in 11 states.
Katsina Post learned that Bakori constituency bye election in Katsina State is among the pending elections to be conducted.
The commission had suspended polls scheduled to hold in October following the violence in many parts of the country, resulting from the #EndSARS protest against police brutality.
Six of the bye-elections are to fill senatorial seats that became vacant due to the death of their former occupants and the election of Duoye Diri, who represented Bayelsa Central, as Bayelsa State governor.
Six of the bye-elections are senatorial bye-elections and the remaining nine are House of Representatives and States House of Assembly bye elections.
While announcing a new date for the polls, a spokesperson to the commission, Festus Okoye, via a statement on Friday, said the new date was fixed following consultation between INEC and critical stakeholders in the electoral process.
Mr Okoye said based on the engagement with the stakeholders, the “commission believes that security in the affected states has improved while the environmental challenges have reasonably abated.