According to the Nigerian Tribune, the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday, 30th of June announced scheduled dates for the completion of elections in a couple of states in Nigeria.
According to the chairman of the commission, Professor Mamood Yakubu, at a national consultative forum with relevant stakeholders, the rerun in Imo and Kogi states have been scheduled for July 23 while those of Rivers and Kano states, would hold on July 30, respectively.
“However, the meeting advised the commission to further engage the stakeholders and where necessary, after due consultations, review the dates with respect to all or any of the states”.
The INEC boss stated that if the need arises to “adjust the dates due to any circumstances, we shall do so. So, nothing is cast in iron,” he said.
The INEC chairman had earlier said in his opening remark: “For us in INEC, stakeholders engagement is central to our commitment to credible and transparent elections.You would recall that following the 2015 general election, 80 constituency elections were nullified by tribunals out of 627 election petitions filed nationwide. Majority of the elections have since been conducted by INEC”.
He lamented that inconclusive elections were due to the perpetration of violence in the affected states, stating that although, INEC is determined to conclude all the elections .