The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed Saturday, 6 March 2021, for the conduct of a by-election in Jigawa State.
The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the end of a management meeting of the commission.
According to him, the vacancy arose due to the death of Hon. Adamu Baban-Bare, member representing Kafin Hausa State Constituency and the subsequent declaration of vacancy for the Constituency by the Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly.
“The Kafin Hausa State Constituency Bye-election will take place on Saturday, 6th March 2021.
“The official notification for the election will be given on 1st February 2020.
“Political parties shall conduct their primaries between 2nd February and 8th February 2021 while the last day for submission of list of nominated candidates is at 6pm on the 11th February 2021.
“The Access Code for the nomination forms shall be available for collection from 8th February 2021 at the Commission’s headquarters,” Okoye said.
He urged all political parties intending to field candidates to pay close attention to the Timetable and Schedule of Activities and to conduct transparent and valid party primaries that meet the provisions of Section 87 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended).
He also said that the detailed Timetable and Schedule of Activities has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.