Nigeria says all pending by-elections in the country are to hold on
October 31, 2020. There are 12 constituencies where such elections are pending.
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, disclosed this in Abuja Tuesday.
He said that the commission would have long conducted the by-elections but for the current COVID-19 pandemic.
He said- “Since then, the commission has developed a policy on the conduct of elections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It also revised its regulations and guidelines and engaged with health authorities and stakeholders on conducting elections in an environment that guarantees both credibility and public safety.
“The commission has also successfully conducted the bye-election to fill the vacancy in the Nasarawa Central State Constituency and is going ahead with the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states on the 19th Sept. 19 and Oct. 10, respectively,” he said.