The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has fixed 15th of April, 2023 for the completion of all pending governorship, national, and state assembly supplementary elections.
The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this yesterday at a press conference.
Although governorship and legislative elections have been concluded in most parts of Nigeria, the elections were declared inconclusive in some states and legislative districts. The Commission, therefore, said it would announce a new date for the election.
INEC wrote on its Twitter page yesterday afternoon: “Arising from its meeting held today, the Independent National Electoral Commission has decided that all outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections will take place on Saturday 15th April 2023”.
In Kebbi and Adamawa, the 18 March governorship elections were declared inconclusive by INEC and supplementary elections will hold in some polling units in both states.
In Sokoto State, all the National Assembly seats in the State were declared inconclusive after the 25 February elections.
States where supplementary National Assembly elections will be held are Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Jigawa, Kano and Kebbi States. Others are Kogi, Oyo, Rivers, Taraba, Zamfara, Plateau, and Yobe States.
Elections are usually declared inconclusive when the total number of cancelled votes is more than the vote margin between the winner and the runner-up.