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INEC fixes date to conduct bye-election in Katsina

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, October 26, to conduct bye-election for Sabwa Constituency in Katsina state.

Okay.ng had reported in July that Mustapha Abdullahi, a lawmaker representing the Sabwa Constituency, died in an auto crash.

Jibrin Zarewa, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Katsina State, announced the bye-election date in Katsina on Wednesday.

He noted that the decision to conduct the bye-election on this date as agreed by the stakeholders at the meeting, as a result of the declaration of the vacancy by the State House of Assembly through a letter addressed to the commission dated September 26.

“The purpose of this meeting is to inform you of the vacancy and position of the law with regards to elections and filling vacancies thereto. Even though a lot of activities are involved spanning from those of INEC, the political parties, security agencies, and other relevant agencies, we are bound to respect the position of the law,” he said.

Zarewa also revealed the constituency has 10 registration areas, 74 polling units, and 61 voting points, making up a total of 125 voting centers with a voting population of 63,435 registered voters.

He said: “The commission will source the 512 required numbers of electoral personnel from the NYSC and Tertiary institutions from the state.”

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