The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, October 26 for the Katsina bye-election.
Naija News reports that the fixture for the bye-election comes in three months after the demise of a Katsina Lawmaker, Hon. Mustapha Abdullahi, the lawmaker representing the Sabwa Constituency of Katsina State.
Hon, Abdullahi had lost his life to a road accident on July 5, 2019.
The fixture for the bye-election was made known in a statement by the commission, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Katsina State, Alhaji Jibrin Zarewa.
Zarewa said: ’’The purpose of this meeting is to inform you of the vacancy and position of the law with regards to elections and filling vacancies thereto. Even though a lot of activities are involved spanning from those of INEC, the political parties, Security agencies, and other relevant agencies, we are bound to respect the position of the law’’
The Katsina REC revealed that the constituency has 10 registration areas, 74 polling units and 61 voting points, making up a total of 125 voting centers with a voting population of 63,435 registered voters.
“The commission will source the 512 required numbers of electoral personnel from the NYSC and Tertiary institutions from the state.”
He pledged that the distribution of sensitive materials through to the conduct of the election proper shall remain open and transparent to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
He said: ’’We may stop corresponding with parties that has no clearly identifiable and functional offices. When we write, we only communicate with 7 or 8 parties that we know are functional and the rest of the letters we dump them at IPAC.