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Mark, Achonu, others fight for their seats as INEC conducts 22 court-ordered elections in eight states, Saturday

INEC chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu
INEC chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu
Senator David Mark
Senator David Mark
Senator Athan Achonu
Senator Athan Achonu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will, Saturday, February 20, conduct 22 of the Appeal Court-ordered rerun elections across eight states of the federation.
This is part of the 80 court-ordered elections which the commission is to conduct from January to March 2016.
This information was contained in the commission’s bulletin, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja, Wednesday.
The eight states where INEC will conduct Senatorial, Federal Constituency and State Constituency elections are Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Taraba and Imo.
A breakdown of these elections shows that the commission will conduct four Senatorial elections; three Federal Constituency elections; and 15 State Constituency elections.
The Senatorial elections will be conducted in Benue South Senatorial District; Imo North Senatorial District; Kogi Central Senatorial District and Kogi East Senatorial District.
In a similar vein, the Federal Constituency elections will hold in Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency of Kogi State; Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State; and Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency of Taraba state.
The document showed that the 15 state constituency elections would be conducted across Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Plateau, Niger and Taraba states.
They are Imo: Isiala Mbano, Oru East, and Owerri West; Kaduna: Lere West; Kogi: Ofu Sc, Ankpa 1, Idah, Dekina 1 and Dekina II (Okura); Niger: Suleja; Plateau: Langtang South, Pankshin South and Pankshin North; Taraba: Ardo Kola and Mbamga.
Meanwhile, the INEC Federal Capital Territory office is to present the Register of Voters to contestants and political parties fielding candidates for the chairmanship and councillorship elections on Thursday.
Resident Electoral Commission for the FCT, Prof. Jacob Jatau, who disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday, said the presentation which would take place at the INEC FCT Conference Hall was in accordance with the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

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