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INEC fixes dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship polls

Details of the time table for Ekiti 2022 Governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has fixed 18th of June 2022 for the Ekiti State Governorship election.

The information is contained in a Time Table signed by the Secretary of the Commission, Rose Oriaran-Anthony.

The Commission cited Section 178 (1) &(2) of the 1999 Constitution and section 25 (8) of the Electoral Act which empowers INEC to conduct an election to the office of the Governor not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the tenure of the last holder of that office.

Osun election

In the meantime, Osun Gubernatorial election has been scheduled for 16th July 2022.

The timetable, signed by the INEC Secretary, said notice of elections and every other build-up would begin on February 15, 2022.

She said that collection of Form EC9 (formerly CF001) and EC9B (formerly CF002) for the election by political parties on INEC website would be on February 16, 2022, adding that February 16 to March 12, 2022 is fixed for political parties to conduct their primaries and resolve disputes that may arise from them.

“The tenure of the Governor of Osun State will expire on the 26th November 2022. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 178 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Section 25 (7) and (8) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), the earliest date for the Election into the office of the Governor, Osun State, shall be the 28 June, 2022 and the latest date for the Election shall be 27 October, 2022.

“By virtue of the provisions of Section 178 (2) of the Constitution and Section 25 (8) of the Electoral Act, Election into the office of a. State Governors shall hold not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the term of office of the last holder of the office.

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