Supplementary Elections To Hold In Over 2,600 Polling Units, INEC Reveals Date

The Independent National Electoral Commission will conduct supplementary elections in 2,660 polling units across 185 Local Government Areas of 24 states on April 15.

Elections for 26 governorship, 104 senatorial, 329 national and 935 state Assembly seats had been concluded and winners declared.

According to the commission, all outstanding governorship, national and state Assembly supplementary elections will be held where they were previously suspended due to hitches like violence, for which the exercise was declared inconclusive.…..CONTINUE READING

The supplementary governorship elections will be held in 20 LGAs of each of Adamawa and Kebbi states. Both states have 21 LGAs each.

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In Adamawa, the elections will be held in 69 polling units and 142 PUs in Kebbi states with 36,935 and 94,209 eligible voters, respectively.

For the state Houses of Assembly positions, elections will be held for 57 constituencies across 17 states. They are Akwa Ibom (1); Bayelsa (1); Ebonyi (5); Edo (3); Ekiti (1); Imo (1); Kaduna (5); Kano (14); Kebbi (8); Niger (4); Ogun (1); Taraba (1); Yobe (1); Jigawa (3); Katsina (3); Enugu (1); and Adamawa (4).

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The senatorial elections will be held in the North Western states of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

In Sokoto, supplementary elections are to be held for the three senatorial seats –Sokoto North, Sokoto East and Sokoto South. The elections were earlier declared inconclusive. Elections will be held in 389 polling units across all the 23 LGAs of the state. Altogether, there are 227,743 eligible voters to participate in the election.

In Kebbi and Zamfara, the election is to be held in one senatorial district each –Kebbi North and Zamfara Central. While the election will be holding 23 PUs in the Kebbi North senatorial elections, voters in 83 PUs will be voting for the Zamfara Central senatorial election. They have 13,243 and 47,277 eligible voters, respectively.

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Meanwhile, supplementary elections for the House of Representatives will be held for 31 constituencies in 15 states. They are; Akwa Ibom (2), Anambra (1), Bayelsa (1), Edo (1), Imo (1), Kano (2), Kebbi (2), Kogi (1), Oyo (2), Rivers (2), Sokoto (11), Taraba (1) , Zamfara (2), Jigawa (1) and Ebonyi state (1).