The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it is considering conducting bye-elections and rerun elections across the country on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
According to the Nation, the commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at a meeting with leaders of political parties to prepare for the elections.
He said this is to fill existing vacancies in the state and federal legislature.
Prof. Yakubu said at the end of litigation, the courts have ordered the commission to conduct rerun elections in 34 federal and state constituencies made up of one in the Senate, 11 federal constituencies, and 22 state constituencies.
In addition, he said the commission will conduct bye-elections to fill vacancies created as a result of resignation or death of members.
He said that an authentic date for the election and a comprehensive timetable will be released at the end of the meeting with party leaders.