INEC releases time table for Adamawa bye-election

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 19th, 2014

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the time table and schedule of activities for the forthcoming Adamawa State governorship bye-election.

The bye- election to replace the impeached Governor Murtala Nyako has been slated for October 11, in accordance with Section 191(2) of the 1999 Constitution.

According to that section of the constitution, governorship election must hold not more than three months from the date of impeachment.

The INEC time table put September 17 as last day for the submission of nomination forms at the commission’s headquarters, while publication of candidates’ details ends on September 29.

The last day for campaign, according to the INEC time table is October 9, two days to the election.

Where the election is unable to produce a winner, a run off is expected to come up seven days after the announcement of the election’s results.

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