Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has revealed that the schedules for supplementary elections will be fixed after the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
This was made known in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Thursday.
According to Okoye, “The commission is aware that in some Senatorial Districts and Federal Constituencies, Declarations and Returns were not made. The commission is compiling the list of the affected constituencies.
“A date for supplementary elections will be fixed after the Governorship and State Assembly elections.”
Okoye assured that the Governorship and State Assembly elections will be held on March 11, alongside the postponed elections in Enugu and Edo states.
The statement read in part, “The commission held its regular weekly meeting today, Thursday 2nd March 2023, and deliberated on several issues, including the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Governorship and State Assembly elections, and the pending elections in Enugu East Senatorial District and the Esan Central/Esan West and Igueben Federal Constituencies in Edo State.
“The commission assures Nigerians that the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday 11th March 2023 will hold as scheduled and all the processes and procedures leading to the election are being finalised.
“Furthermore, the commission will conduct the re-scheduled elections in Enugu and Edo states on Saturday 11th March 2023 along with the Governorship and State Assembly elections.”