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INEC receives sensitive materials for Kaduna bye-elections

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The Independent Electoral Commission said it has taken delivery of sensitive materials ahead of Saturday’s re-run polls and bye-election for the State and Federal Constituencies election in Kaduna State.


The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in the state, Malam Aminu Idris, led a team of stakeholders while displaying the materials on Monday at the premises of INEC office in Kaduna.


Recall that, INEC had fixed Saturday, February 3, to conduct 44 supplementary elections across the country.


Elections will take place in six constituencies covering seven Local Government Areas including; Chikun, Igabi, Kaduna South, Kudan, Kachia, Kagarko and Kauru.


Total polling units in the six constituencies are 1,114, with the number of registered voters that have collected PVCs of about 639,914.


The display of the materials was witnessed by the representatives of INEC and stakeholders including; party agents, security agents, Civil Society Organisations and journalists.


The National Commissioner and Chairman Information Voter Education Committee of INEC, Sam Olumekun, said this in a statement tagged: ‘Timetable and Schedule of activities for bye-elections and Court-ordered Re-run Elections’.


He said, “The commission has approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for conducting bye-elections resulting from the resignation or demise of Members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.


“These vacancies were declared by the Presiding Officers, that is the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Speakers of State Houses of Assembly.


“The vacancies occurred across two Senatorial Districts, four Federal Constituencies, and three State Constituencies spanning nine states of the federation.”

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