The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today hold by-elections for two governorship seats and 93 legislative seats in 24 states of the federation.
A total of 2,660 polling stations in 185 local governments are affected.
Except Enugu East Senatorial seat and Esan North/Esan South/Igueben Federal Constituency, others were withdrawn from the February 25 and March 18 state elections.
INEC announced on April 15 that by-elections would be held in all constituencies.
Elections are being held in areas that were previously canceled for reasons ranging from violence to the ‘margin of lead principle’. This is a situation where the margin of votes between the winner and the first place is less than the invalidated votes.
By-elections for governorship are being held in Kebbi and Adamawa states, where they were earlier declared inconclusive.
In Adamawa, elections will be held in a total of 69 electoral units (PUs) and 142 PUs in Kebbi states with 36,935 and 94,209 voters respectively. Eligible voters are the number of voters who have collected their PVCs.
For the positions of the United States House, elections will be held for 57 districts in 17 states. They are: Akwa Ibom (1), Bayelsa (1), Ebonyi (5), Edo (3), Ekiti (1), Imo (1), Kaduna (5), Kano (14), Kebbi (8), Niger (4), Ogun (1), Taraba (1), Yobe (1), Jigawa (3), Katsina (3), Enugu (1) and Adamawa (4).
The senatorial elections will be held in the north-western states of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.
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In Sokoto, by-elections are due for three senatorial seats – Sokoto North, Sokoto East and Sokoto South – where the exercise was earlier declared null and void. The election will be held in 389 polling stations in all the 23 LGAs of the state. In total, there are 227,743 voters to participate in the elections.
In Kebbi and Zamfara, the election will be held in one senatorial district, Kebbi North and Zamfara Central. While elections will be held in 23 PUs in the Kebbi North senatorial elections, voters in 83 PUs will vote for the Zamfara Central senatorial elections. They have 13,243 and 47,277 voters, respectively.
Meanwhile, additional elections for the House of Representatives will be held in 31 constituencies in 15 states. They are; Akwa Ibom (2), Anambra (1), Bayelsa (1), Edo (1), Imo (1), Kano (2), Kebbi (2), Kogi (1), Oyo (2), Rivers (2) , Sokoto (11), Taraba (1) , Zamfara (2), Jigawa (1) and Ebonyi state (1).
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