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INEC Declares Vacant Lawmakers’ Seats In Rivers, Jigawa, Kaduna

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced vacancies in four constituencies caused by lawmakers’ deaths or resignation.

Speaking at a quarterly consultative meeting with Media Executive, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission would announce dates for the by-elections as soon as necessary modalities were completed.

According to him, the vacancies included those of the Garki/Babura Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, caused by the death of Isa Dogonyaro on Friday in Abuja after an illness and three other state constituencies.

The state constituencies are: Khana 2 State Constituency of Rivers State, the Bagwai/Shanono State Constituency of Kano State, and the Zaria Kewaye State Constituency of Kaduna State.

Yakubu also said the commission was remobilising to conclude the outstanding rerun elections in Enugu South 1 State Constituency of Enugu State and Ghari (formerly called Kunchi Local Government Area) for the Ghari/Tsanyawa State Constituency of Kano State.

The INEC Chairman explained that the February 3 rerun elections in Enugu and Kano states were disrupted by violence and thuggery, forcing the commission to suspend the election.


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