Tje Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has announced that the supplementary of the February 25 Assembly Election, and March 18 governoship and State Assembly election.
This was announced by the INEC National Commissioner And Chairman Voter Education Committee Barrister Festus Okoye in a press statement on Monday 27th March 2023.
The supplementary election while be held in some local governments,wards where election didn’t hold or was declared inconclusive,or was suspended as a result of violence or any other issues that to the postponement of the exercise at that time.
According To released by INEC, the supplementary elections for governoship, will be held in Adamawa and Kebbi, while supplementary elections for 5 Senatorial district and 31 Federal and 58 State Assembly election will be held in just a few polling units in some constituencies.
INEC, therefore stated that after several meetings and deliberation the Commission fixed Saturday 15th April 2023 for the conduct of the supplementary elections in the affected polling units nationwide.
The Statement Reads
INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION
CONDUCT OF SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTIONS
The Commission met today Monday 27th March 2023 and reviewed the areas where supplementary elections are required to conclude the outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly elections across the country.
It will be recalled that 26 State Governorship, 104 Senatorial, 329 Federal and 935 State constituency elections have been concluded and winners declared.
Consequently, supplementary Governorship elections will be held in Adamawa and Kebbi States, 5 Senatorial Districts, 31 Federal and 58 State Assembly constituencies. Owing to the competitive nature of the elections, especially for legislative seats, supplementary elections will be held in just a few polling unit in some constituencies.
A comprehensive list of the polling units by State, Local Government, Registration Area, registered voters and PVCs collected will be published on our website on or before Wednesday 29th March 2023.
Meanwhile, the Commission has fixed Saturday 15th April 2023 for the conduct of the supplementary elections in the affected polling units nationwide.
We appeal to all political parties, candidates and stakeholders to note the date and locations of the supplementary elections. The earlier accreditation for polling and collation agents, observers and the media still subsists for the supplementary elections.
The Commission once again urges political parties, candidates and their supporters to see the exercise as an election and not war. They should avoid incendiary statements and negative mobilisation so that the elections can be conducted and concluded as scheduled.
Barr. Festus Okoye
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee
Monday 27th March 2023