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Politics of Tuesday, 4 January 2022


INEC issues notice of election for Ekiti 2022

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released its notice of election for the Saturday, June 18, 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State.

The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said that the notice was posted at the commission’s state office in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, January 4.

According to him, the move was in accordance with the timetable and schedule of activities for the poll released last year by the commission.

The Section 30 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) provided that INEC must give Notice of Election not later than 90 days to the governorship election.

The commission said party primaries would begin from Tuesday, January 4, 2022, and end on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

The timetable stated that campaign by political parties for the election would start on Sunday, March 20, 2022 and end on Thursday, June 16, 2022.