The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed Saturday, 15th April, 2023, for governorship, and national and state assembly supplementary elections.
INEC made the disclosure in a tweet on Monday, 27th March, 2023, days after the governorship elections of Kebbi and Adamawa states were declared inconclusive.
“Arising from its meeting held today, the Independent National Electoral Commission has decided that all outstanding Governorship, National, and State Assembly supplementary elections will take place on Saturday 15th April 2023″, INEC said.
On Monday, 20th March, 2023, the election in Kebbi State was declared inconclusive due to breaches of electoral laws that led to cancellation of results in polling units within 20 of the state’s 21 local government areas, LGAs.
INEC’s Returning Officer in the state, Professor Yusuf Sa’idu, said violence, destruction of election materials, disruption of electoral proceedings and over-voting played a role in having the election declared inconclusive.
Meanwhile, in Adamawa State, the INEC state collation officer, Prof Muhammadu Mele of the University of Maiduguri, declared the election inconclusive due to the margin of votes.
Story: Asma’u Sani