INEC Announces Dates For Ondo, Edo Gubernatorial Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced 21st of September, 2024, for the Edo gubernatorial election and 16th of November, 2024, for that of Ondo state.

INEC noted that the declaration is in pursuance of the provisions of Section 178 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) states that election into the said offices shall be held not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the tenure of the last holder of the office.

Similarly, Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 requires the Commission to publish Notice for the Election not later than 360 days before the date of the election.

The commission further said that details of the elections would be published and made public both on the INEC website and across its social media platforms.

In a statement signed by the National Commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, on Tuesday, the tenure of the governors of Edo and Ondo states will end on November 11, 2024, and February 23, 2025, respectively.

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