Politics

INEC Announces New Date For Lagos, Bayelsa, Borno, Others, Bye Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has rescheduled the postponed 15 bye-elections in 11 states to December 5.

The electoral commission had shifted the bye-elections in Lagos, Bayelsa, Imo and Cross River among others indefinitely from October 31 owing to the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests across the country.

The positions became vacant as a result of death and resignation of its occupants.

In Lagos, Senator Bayo Oshinowo, representing Lagos East Senatorial district died as a result of COVID-19 complications in June , while Hon. Tunde Buraimoh representing Kosofe Constituency 2 died few weeks later.

Also in Bayelsa, Governor Duoye Diri had to vacate his seat after been sworn -in as the Governor.

The bye election will also take place on December 5 in Borno and Plateau states to fill the vacancies.

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