INEC announces dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wednesday, announced the dates for the Ekiti and Osun States governorship elections.

According to the commission, the two off-season elections are slated to hold on Saturday June 18, 2022 for Ekiti State, while the Osun State Governorship election will hold one month later on Saturday 16th July 2022

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said, “ The commission is preparing to conduct the remaining off-season end of tenure elections ahead of the 2023 General Election.

“Already, activities listed in the timetable for the Anambra State Governorship election are being implemented. So are those of the FCT Area Council election holding on 12th February, 2022.

“In the sequence of off-season elections, the Ekiti and Osun State Governorship elections are holding next year.

“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.

“The detailed Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the two elections have been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms. We implore political parties and aspirants to ensure rancour-free primaries and thereafter conduct peaceful electioneering campaigns.”

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