Saturday, 21 July 2018

INEC Releases Timetable For Bye-elections In Katsina, Bauchi, Kogi, Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) has published the calendar of activities for four by-elections.

The commission announced on July 19 that it will hold four by-elections on August 11 to fill vacancies in the districts of Katsina North and Bauchi South in the states of Kastina and Bauch; as well as the federal district of Lokoja / Kogi / Koton Karfe in Kogi State and the electoral district of Obudu State in Cross River State.

PREMIUM Times indicated that this decision was taken after the notification of the vacancies previously transmitted by the National Assembly and the House of Assembly of Cross River State to the commission.

In accordance with this development, the Committee approved the calendar and schedule of activities for by-elections.

According to the calendar signed by Secretary of the Commission, Augusta Ogakwu, the last day for the conduct of the primaries by the political parties is July 25, while the CF001, CF002 forms and appointment forms at the INEC headquarters must be

After that will be the publication of CF001 forms. The list of proposed candidates and the submission of the names and addresses of party agents must be completed by August 3rd at the latest.

According to the schedule, the campaigns should end on August 9, to prepare the by-elections two days later.

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