The Independent Nations Electoral Commission, INEC says all the 15 pending bye-elections in 11 States in Nigeria would be conducted on Saturday December 5 2020.
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, gave the hint after a meeting on Friday in Abuja.
The electoral umpire urged voters and stakeholders in the states with pending bye-elections to cooperate as the Commission is making efforts to deliver credible elections under a safe environment.
The Commission said it would continue to monitor the situation in all the States and Constituencies, consult with relevant stakeholders and meet again in two weeks to review the situation and decide on a feasible date for the elections.
The pending by-elections are Bayelsa Central Senatorial District; Bayelsa West Senatorial District; Nganzai and Bayo Constituencies in Borno State; Cross River North Senatorial District and Obudu Constituency in Cross River.
Others are Imo North Senatorial District; Lagos East Senatorial District; Kosofe II Constituency in Lagos State; Plateau South Senatorial District; Bakura Constituency in Zamfara and Ibaji Constituency in Kogi.
The Bye-elections in the Federal and State Parliament were due to the resignation or death of members in eight states of the Federation.