INEC Fixes September 30 For Eti-Osa Bye-Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed that the bye-election to fill the vacant Eti-Osa Constituency I seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly would hold on September 30.
This was made known by the commission’s new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lagos, Sam Olumekun.
The bye-election is coming up following the July 18 death of Kazeem Alimi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who occupied the position until his death.
Dr Mudashiru Mustapha, INEC Administrative Secretary in Lagos, had on August 11 said September 16 was being considered for the election.
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), after Mustapha’s disclosure, urged the electoral body to shift the proposed date for the bye-election by two weeks.
The group appealed to the electoral body to consider September 30, stressing that they just finished a local government election in the state.
Olumekun, the new Lagos REC, told the stakeholders at his maiden meeting with them that September 30 has been approved by the INEC national headquarters after considering the recommendations by party leaders.
He said, ”This meeting is an opportunity for me formally introduce myself to stakeholders in the state and discuss the modalities for the forthcoming Eti-Osa I bye-election that has been slated for September 30.
”Time table has been drawn and we have given them out to the parties. The commission will monitor these activities."