INEC Announces Dates For Edo, Ondo Governorship Polls

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Edo governorship election will be held on September 21, 2024, while that of Ondo State will be...

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Edo governorship election will be held on September 21, 2024, while that of Ondo State will be held on November 16, 2024.

The nation’s electoral body stated that the declaration is in pursuance of the provisions of Section 178 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) which states that election into the said offices shall be held not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the tenure of the last holder of the office.

The national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, who made the announcement yesterday in Abuja said the tenure of the governors of Edo and Ondo states will end on 11th November 2024 and 23rd February 2025 respectively.

INEC said as provided in Section 178 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), election into the said offices shall be held not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the tenure of the last holder of the office.

“The latest date for Election to the office of Governor, Edo State, is 12th October 2024 while that of Ondo State is 24th January 2025.”

The commission said similarly, Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 requires the commission to publish notice for the election not later than 360 days before the date of the election.

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