The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released its timetable and schedule of activities for the February 3, National and State Houses of Assembly Bye-elections.
This is following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) directive that parties should make public their Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 3rd February 2024 Bye-Elections.
Recall that INEC recently approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for conducting bye-elections resulting from the resignation and demise of Members of the National and State Houses of Assembly.
The vacancies were declared by the Presiding Officers i.e. the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Speakers of State Houses of Assembly.
INEC said, the vacancies occurred across two Senatorial Districts, four Federal Constituencies, and three State Constituencies spanning nine States of the Federation.
The Commission said, it is also conducting re-run elections stemming from the 2023 General Election, as directed by various Election Petition Appeal Tribunals.
It said, “currently, 35 Constituencies were affected by these Court-ordered elections. While three cover entire constituencies, others involve only a few Polling Units.
“Both categories of elections are scheduled to take place simultaneously in all affected constituencies on Saturday 3rd February 2024”, according to the statement by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun.
The statement said, “the Timetable for the elections, along with detailed delimitation data (i.e. registration areas, polling unit names, the number of registered voters and PVCs collected), has been uploaded to our website and social media platforms as a guide to political parties and candidates, and for public information.
“We urge parties and candidates to strictly adhere to the specified timelines for the seamless conduct of these elections”, it said.