The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated the conduct of supplementary governorship elections in Kebbi and Adamawa states for April 15.
In a statement posted on the official Twitter handle of the commission on Monday stated that the supplementary polls for national and state assembly elections will also take place on April 15.
“Arising from its meeting held today, the Independent National Electoral Commission has decided that all outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections will take place on Saturday 15th April 2023,” INEC posted on its Twitter handle.
It said “a detailed official statement” will be released regarding the supplementary elections.
The commission had declared the governorship elections of March 18 in Kebbi and Adamawa states as inconclusive due to some challenges in some parts of the state.
Before the election was declared inconclusive in Adamawa, the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri was leading with victory in 13 LGAs, while his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aisha Binani had secured victory in only seven local government areas.
In Kebbi, the poll was declared inconclusive because of “massive vote cancellation and overvoting” in 20 of the 21 LGAs in the state.
The returning officer said the total number of registered voters was 2,032,041 out of which the APC polled 388,258 and the PDP garnered 342,980, leaving a difference of 45,278.