The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has on Friday, November 13 announced a date to conduct all 15 pending bye-elections in 11 States of Nigeria.
Naija News understands that the Nigeria electoral body disclosed on its official Twitter handle today that the bye-elections would be conducted on December 5, 2020.
INEC noted that the decision was taken following the outcome of its quarterly engagements and consultations with critical stakeholders in the electoral process. The electoral body revealed further that the date was fixed upon review of the security situation and other challenges regarding the 15 pending bye-elections in 11 States.
See the notification of the new date below and the full statement on the election process, among other things:
Pending Bye-Elections to Take Place on December 5, 2020. pic.twitter.com/2q53fyIfHH
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) November 13, 2020
Meanwhile, the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday conducted it’s primary for the forthcoming Local Government election in the state.
The electoral process of the party saw seventeen candidates produced for the 17 LG Areas.
Source: Naija News