Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:26 am
INEC says it will be conducting 22 re-run elections in eight states of the federation on Saturday following the judgments of the Court of Appeal.
This is contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
The states, according to the bulletin, are Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Taraba and Imo States.
The commission stated that preparations were already on to ensure a hitch-free mini general elections.
“ A breakdown of these elections shows that the commission will conduct four senatorial elections, three federal constituency elections and 15 state constituency elections.
“The senatorial elections will be conducted in Benue South Senatorial District, Imo North Senatorial District, Kogi Central Senatorial District and Kogi East Senatorial District,” it added.
It further said the federal constituency elections would also hold in Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency of Kogi, Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency of Nasarawa and Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency of Taraba.
The commission added that 15 state constituency elections would also be conducted in Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Plateau, Niger and Taraba.
It said that in Imo, the state constituency election would be conducted in Isiala Mbano, Oru East and Owerri West while in Kaduna State it would be conducted in Lere West.
The commission also said that in Kogi, the state constituency election would hold in Ofu, Ankpa 1, Idah, Dekina 1 and Dekina II (Okura).
It further added that constituency election would also hold in Suleja in Niger and in Langtang South, Pankshin South and Pankshin North in Plateau.
“State Constituency elections would also be conducted in Ardo Kola and Mbamga of Taraba,’’ the commission said.
According to the bulletin, INEC in the FCT will on Thursday present the Register of Voters to contestants and political parties fielding candidates for the forthcoming chairmanship and councillorship elections.
It stated that the event, which was in accordance with the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), would take place at 9.30 a.m. at the INEC FCT Conference Hall. (NAN)