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Supplementary elections will hold in five States excluding Adamawa-INEC

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The independent national electoral commission has released the supplementary elections schedules of 23rd March to include only five States excluding Adamawa state and Tafawa Balewa LGA of Bauchi state because of the court order restraining the commission not to conduct the election.

“By Court order, the Commission is restrained from conducting supplementary elections in Adamawa
State and collating results for Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Pending the
determination of the cases in Court, supplementary elections will hold in five (5) States – Benue, Kano,
Plateau, Sokoto and Bauchi (excluding Tafawa Balewa LGA).

It howeevr daid that:” state Constituency elections in Adamawa and Bauchi States will hold as scheduled. In Adamawa State, elections will hold in Nassarawo-Binyeri State Constituency of Mayo Belwa LGA, which was countermanded as required by the Electoral Act following the death of a candidate on the eve of the Governorship and State assembly elections held on 9th March 2019.

“Supplementary election will also
hold in Uba/Gaya State Constituency in Hong LGA. In Bauchi State, supplementary elections will hold in
Kirfi State Constituency of Kirfi LGA.”

See the table below:

1
INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC)
2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS
SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTIONS
(INEC offices in the States involved will give the details of affected Polling Units)
1. GOVERNORSHIP
SN STATE LGA NO OF RAs NO OF PUs NO OF REG
VOTERS
1 ADAMAWA 14 29 44 40,988
2 BAUCHI (excluding Tafawa Balewa LGA
which is sub-judice)
15 28 36 22,759
3 BENUE 22 49 204 121,299
4 KANO 29 76 208 128, 831
5 PLATEAU 9 19 40 48,828
6 SOKOTO 22 61 135 75,403
NOTE
i. By Court order, the Commission is restrained from conducting supplementary elections in Adamawa
State and collating results for Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Pending the
determination of the cases in Court, supplementary elections will hold in five (5) States – Benue, Kano,
Plateau, Sokoto and Bauchi (excluding Tafawa Balewa LGA).
ii. State Constituency elections in Adamawa and Bauchi States will hold as scheduled. In Adamawa State,
elections will hold in Nassarawo-Binyeri State Constituency of Mayo Belwa LGA, which was
countermanded as required by the Electoral Act following the death of a candidate on the eve of the
Governorship and State assembly elections held on 9
th March 2019. Supplementary election will also
hold in Uba/Gaya State Constituency in Hong LGA. In Bauchi State, supplementary elections will hold in
Kirfi State Constituency of Kirfi LGA (see the Table below for details)
2. STATE CONSTITUENCIES
SN STATE CONSTITUENCY LGA NO OF
RAS
NO OF
PUS
NO. OF REG
VOTERS
1 ADAMAWA
NASSARAWO-BINYERI
(countermanded for 14 days as
required by the Electoral Act
following the death of a candidate
for the election)
MAYO BELWA 7 92 46,819
UBA/GAYA HONG 2 3 2,769
TOTAL 49,588
2 BAUCHI KIRFI KIRFI 2 2 1,111
TOTAL 1,111

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