The Independent National Electoral Commission said it is yet to fix a date for the pending fifteen bye elections that supposed to take place across eleven states of the federation.
This was made known by Acting Chairman of the Commission, Air Vice Marshall Ahmed MUAZU (rtd) during a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners from the thirty six states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
According to MUAZU, ” you will recalled that the Commission had earlier postponed the 31st October, 2020 harmonised Bye -elections after consultation with the concerned Resident Electoral Commissioners.
He added that the meeting with the Electoral Commissioners is the last of the series with critical stakeholders towards agreeing on a date for the harmonised Bye-elections.
It would be recalled that the commission in a meeting with Chief Executive Officers and heads of media organisations did contemplate staggering the pending Bye-elections as it is within the provision of the Electoral law.
The acting Chairman of the commission and the Resident Electoral Commissioners later went into a technical session behind closed.