Friday, 4 November 2016

INEC fixes dates for elections in Rivers, FCT and Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved dates for the conduct of outstanding elections in Lagos, Rivers and FCT.
Senate gave an order to INEC to conduct all inconclusive elections in Rivers and other parts of the country, on or before December 10th, threatening to suspends its plenary if the the elctoral body fails to act according to its order.
A statement by the Secretary to the commission, Mrs Auguta Ogakwu, on Thursday, November 3, said that the commission has fixed December 3, for the vacant Ifako/Ijaiye seat of Lagos state in the House of Representatives. Federal Capital Territory councillorship polls is also slated for same day. River State National Assembly(Senate and House of Representatives) State House of Assembly elections will take plate on December 10th.
"After months of intensive planning and wide consultations, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday approved the conduct of Lagos’ House of Representative election on Saturday, Dec 3, 2016. 
"Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Councillorship election will also hold on Saturday, Dec 3, 2016. Rivers, National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives) and State House of Assembly elections on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016," the statement said.
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