The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the supplementary governorship elections will be held in Adamawa and Kebbi states, five senatorial districts, 31 National and 58 State Assembly constituencies.
INEC made this known via a statement issued on Monday by the commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
Okoye stated that the INEC officials met on Monday, March 27, 2023, and reviewed the areas where supplementary elections are required to conclude the outstanding governorship, National and State Assembly elections across the country.
The INEC’s commissioner added that winners of 26 governorship, 104 senatorial, 329 federal and 935 state constituency elections have been declared by the commission.
Okoye said: “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.
“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.
“Meanwhile, the Commission has fixed Saturday 15th April 2023 for the conduct of the supplementary elections in the affected polling units nationwide.
“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,” the INEC official stated.