Home INEC to conduct 28 re-run elections in January 2020

INEC to conduct 28 re-run elections in January 2020

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has fixed Saturday, January 25, 2020 for the conduct of 28 court-ordered State, Federal constituency and Senatorial elections across 12 states of the federation.

The National Commissioner said this at the commission’s 51st regular meeting held at INEC Headquarters in Abuja.

He said: “The Commission has decided to hold all the 28 outstanding court-ordered rerun elections on Saturday, 25th January 2020. Further details of various activities and timelines will be published later.”

“Consequently, there are 28 court-ordered elections still outstanding which are distributed across 12 States of the Federation. The break down comprises one Senatorial District out of 109. 12 Federal Constituencies out of 360 and 15 State Assembly Constituencies out of 991.”

“In many of the cases, elections are to be rerun in only a few polling units. The Commission will make available further details of the affected areas, including the polling units on its website in due course. Following the 2019 general elections, a total of 807 post-election petitions were filed at various tribunals, 582 of which were dismissed, while 183 were withdrawn by the petitioners. Out of the remaining 42, the tribunals ordered reruns in 30 and issuance of certificates of return in 12 cases.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

This is special for 2020 ‌

Your dream is achievable if you act right and act fast. If your goal in 2020 is to start a career in tech/programming/web/mobile development then...

The renovation of the National Assembly complex is long overdue – Sabi Abdullahi

The Niger State lawmaker, Senator Sabi Abdullahi has stated that the renovation of the National Assembly complex which was built in 1999 is long...

22 former Nigerian Governors, 11 senators under probe for corruption

The Nigeria Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has claimed that 22 former governors are currently under investigation for corruption. He...

NJC approves appointment of 33 judges in 11 states

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the appointments of 33 Heads of Courts in 11 states. This was contained in a statement on Thursday,...

Gunmen shoots ATM user and take away N200,000

Gunmen on Wednesday, 18th December 2019, shot dead a bank customer after dispossessing him of the N200,000 he withdrew from a new generational bank...