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  INEC Declares March 14 For By-Elections In Three States
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INEC Declares March 14 For By-Elections In Three States

David Ugbabe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 14 for Niger, Kwara, and Kebbi States by-elections.

This is following a statement issued by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Niger, Kwara, and Kebbi States declaring vacancies in Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger State, Patigi State Constituency in Kwara, and in the Kebbi State Constituency.

Therefore, according to a signed statement issued by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the by-elections will hold in the three states by March 14, 2020.

It is was gathered that following the vacancy declaration, the National Assembly, through a letter dated 10th February 2020, had informed the commission of the death of Honourable Adamu Muhammadu Fagen Gawo, Member representing Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, who died on 31st December 2019.

Consequently, the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives has declared the seat for Babura/Garki Federal Constituency vacant.

Therefore, the statement confirmed that the by-election would hold simultaneously with other by-elections in other states on the same day.

It was revealed that timetable and schedule of activities for the Babura/Garki Federal Constituency has been uploaded on the commission’s website and other social media platforms.