Kwara Assembly : INEC Fixes May 21 For Bye Election In Oke Ero
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed May
21, 2016 for the conduct of the bye-election into the Kwara State House
of Assembly seat in Oke Ero Local Government Area following the death of
the former occupant in February.
The Head of Department of
General Administration at INEC, Dr Sadiq Dariga, announced this at the
stakeholders’ meeting convened by the commission to discuss how and when
to conduct the bye election to fill the vacant post.
that the national headquarters of INEC had fixed May 21 for the bye
election and urged the political parties to be abreast of the rules and
Elaborating on the plan for the bye election, the
HOD, Voters Education and Publicity, Jacob Ayanda, urged the political
parties to guard against crisis during the election adding that the use
of the card reader would be strengthened.
The representative of
the state commissioner of police, Abubakar Yahya, also assured the
stakeholders of the readiness of the Police to maintain law and order.
Some of the representatives of the political parties, however, urged
INEC to maintain neutrality and provide a level playing ground to ensure
Both the political parties and the security
agencies agreed to ensure free, fair and credible election without
crisis and urged the umpire not to be biased in the conduct of the