Jigawa: INEC Fixes Date For Babura/Garki Federal Constituency By-Election

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INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 14 for the conduct of by-election into the vacant Babura/Garki Federal Constituency seat of Jigawa state.

The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye on Wednesday in Abuja.

Okoye said the by-election would hold simultaneously with those earlier scheduled for the same date by the commission.

He recalled that INEC on Feb. 6, fixed March 14 for the conduct of by-elections in three constituencies following the death of some serving members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.

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Okoye stated that the Speaker of the House of Representatives had declared a vacancy in Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger State.

“The Honourable Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly had declared a vacancy in Patigi State Constituency while the Speaker of the Sokoto State House of Assembly had also declared a vacancy in the Kebbe State Constituency.

“Subsequently, the National Assembly, through a letter dated Feb. 10, informed the commission of the death of Honourable Adamu Gawo, Member representing Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, who died on Dec. 31, 2019, ” he said.

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Okoye added that “consequently, speaker of the house of representatives had declared the seat for Babura/Garki Federal Constituency vacant.

“The commission has therefore fixed Saturday, March 14 for the by-election to be held simultaneously with the other by-elections,” he said. (NAN)

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