The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has fix today for the conduct of re run election into the House of Representatives for Magama Rijau federal constituency in Niger state.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of Niger state Professor Sam Egwu announced this while addressing Newsmen in Kontagora local government council on state of their preparedness for the polls.
Prof Sam Egwu gave an assurance that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is fully ready to conduct credible election.
In his remarks INEC National Commissioner Voter Education and Publicity Barr Festus Okoye said the commission has embarked on re enactment of the electoral act to completely re engineer the electoral frame work towards removing all impiedments to achieve maximum results.
According to him when eventually becomes operational if an elected member of State Assembly dies the political party that nominated him should conduct primaries and replace him without INEC going to conduct an election.
He however said if you have been elected as a member of Senate and you resign to either take a ministerial or ambassordorial appointment such seat should go to political party that has the second highest vote in the election.
Barr Festus Okoye also said the commission has started inclusive and wide range of consultation on expanding voter access to poling units where they held meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners and are now expected to meet with members of political parties to that effect.
He said the poling units they are using today were created twenty five years ago at a time when voting population was around fifty four million but they now have eighty four million registered voters.
Barr Festus Okoye further explained that INEC will convert voting points and voting settlements to poling units to ease the hardship faced by voters in the past.