In News by stephen abiodun on the 23rd, October, 2020

INEC Postpones All Bye-Elections Over #EndSARS Crises

INEC Postpones All Bye-Elections Over #EndSARS Crises

All bye-elections in 11 states within the nation has been postponed by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

INEC spokesman, Festus Okoye who made the announcement mentioned the 15 bye-elections was postponed as a result of present state of issues within the nation.  It was additional learnt that the elections for six senatorial districts and 9 state constituencies, have been scheduled to carry on October 31.

Okoye mentioned;

“This choice is in compliance with Part 26 (2) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), which provides the Fee the ability to postpone an election if there may be purpose to consider severe breach of the peace is prone to happen if the election is proceeded with on that date, or that it’s unimaginable to conduct the elections because of pure disasters or different emergencies.

“The Fee will proceed to watch the scenario in all of the States and Constituencies, seek the advice of with related Stakeholders and meet once more in two weeks to overview the scenario and determine on a possible date for the elections.

“The Fee appeals for calm and understanding of the stakeholders and voters within the States the place elections have been scheduled. The security of the voters, election officers and different stakeholders is paramount to the Fee in conducting elections.”

The INEC commissioner who additional revealed that the choice was taken Okoye after a assembly with all of the resident electoral commissioners (RECs), additionally expressed hope of Nigeria rising from its present challenges stronger.

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