INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja.
The action according to the assembly leader was in contravention of Section 109 (1)[f] and (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
“Consequently, the Commission has fixed Saturday June 19 for the conduct of by-election to fill the vacant seat for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly”.
Okoye said that the official notification for the by-election would be published on May 17.
“Access Code for online submission of nomination forms will be available for collection from May 24 at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
“The last day for submission of list of nominated candidates is May 28 at 6 p.m.
“Political parties shall submit the names of their Polling Agents for the election to the INEC Electoral Officer for Sabon Gari Local Government Area on or before June 1, and campaigns by political parties shall end on June 17”.
Okoye added that the detailed timetable and schedule of activities for the by-election had been uploaded on the Commission’s website and other social media platforms.
The national commissioner noted that since work on Polling Units (Pus) expansion in the country was ongoing, the by-election would hold in the existing PUs and Voting Points across the state constituency.
“Political parties must pay attention to section 87 of the Electoral Act relating to the nomination processes and submit to the Commission the names and particulars of candidates that scored majority of lawful votes and emerged from valid party primaries.”(NAN)