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INEC Issues Notice Of Bye-Election To Replace Gbajabiamila As Rep

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State said it has published the Surulere Federal Constituency I bye-election notice as required by law.

The INEC Public Affairs Officer in the state, Adenike Oriowo, on Friday, said the notice was pasted on Thursday at the commission’s headquarters in Sabo-Yaba for public viewing.

Oriowo said, “The notice has also been posted at the commission’s Surulere Local Government Area Office.

“Section 28 (3) of the Electoral Act 2022 provides that this should be done not later than 14 days before the election.”

She revealed further that INEC had commenced the implementation of activities and timetable for the elections, adding that the preparations were on top gear to ensure strict adherence to relevant laws and guidelines for the poll.

She, however, assured all that the commission will not fail to deliver a credible bye-election in the constituency.

INEC has fixed February 2024, for the conduct of re-run and by-elections in nine states, including Surulere Federal Constituency in Lagos State.

According to the timetable for the poll, the conduct of party primary elections including the resolution of disputes that may arise from the primary elections has been fixed to hold between 5th of January and 9th of January.

The public campaigns by political parties will commence on 18th of January and end on 1st of February.

The Surulere seat became vacant due to the resignation of the former occupant, Femi Gbajabiamila, who after winning, was appointed by President Bola Tinubu as his Chief of Staff.

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