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INEC declares readiness for Bauchi State re-run election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has concluded arrangements to conduct re-run elections in four state assembly constituencies in Bauchi State.

The state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mohammed Nura, made this declaration in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Bauchi.

“The Commission is conducting re-run elections on the 2023 general election, as directed by Election Petition Appeal Tribunals.

“Some 42 PUs across the four constituencies are affected by the court order.

“The elections are scheduled to take place simultaneously in all affected constituencies on Feb. 3,” he said.

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The REC listed the constituencies to include Bauchi Central; Zungur/Galambi, Madara/Chinade and Ningi 1.

According to him, election would be conducted in 10 polling units in Bauchi Central, 12 polling units in Zungur/Galambi, 10 polling units in Madara/Chinade and 10 polling units in Ningi Central.

He added that the commission had taken stock of non-sensitive materials while awaiting supply of the sensitive items.

Nura noted that the Commission will commence the recruitment of ad hoc staff and hold a meeting of the Inter Consultative Committee on Election Security, ICCES,next week.

He, therefore, urged political parties and candidates to cooperate with the Commission and adhere to the electoral laws for the seamless conduct of the exercise.

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