The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed Saturday 15th April 2023 for the conduct of the supplementary elections in the affected polling units nationwide.
According to a statement by INEC’s Spokesperson, Festus Okoye, the decision was made on Monday, after a review of 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.
The commission added that 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.
The statement read in part: “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”.