By John Ikani
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the Osun State governorship election will hold on July 16, 2022.
Disclosing this in Abuja, INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, also said election in Ekiti will hold on June 18, 2022.
While explaining that the early announcements was in line with INEC’s policy of announcing the dates of elections in advance to enable early and effective preparations by all concerned, Yakubu added that the commission has published the detailed timetable and schedule of activities for the two elections.
“In keeping with our policy of announcing the dates of elections in advance to enable early and effective preparations by all concerned, the commission has approved that the Ekiti state governorship election will hold on Saturday, 18th June 2022 while the Osun state governorship election will hold one month later on Saturday, 16th July 2022.
“We implore political parties and aspirants to ensure rancour-free primaries and thereafter conduct peaceful electioneering campaigns,” he said.
The INEC chairman further assured of the commission’s commitment to conducting credible elections, with activities in full gear for the Anambra governorship scheduled for November 6, 2021.
“In view of the advanced preparations already made by the commission, four pending bye-elections in Kaduna, Jigawa and Plateau states will be the last to be conducted using a combination of polling units and voting points,” he said.
“Two of these elections in Sabon Gari state constituency in Kaduna state and Gwaram federal constituency in Jigawa state are holding this weekend while the commission awaits the formal declaration of vacancies in respect of Lere federal constituency of Kaduna state and Jos north/Bassa federal constituency of Plateau state.”