Yola - The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of Adamawa State, Kassim Gaidam, has released the timetable and schedule of activities for the gubernatorial by-election fixed for October 11 in the state.
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In a statement signed yesterday by Gaidam and made available to journalists in Yola, the state capital, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it was empowered by the Electoral Act 2010, (as amended) to set a timetable for the forthcoming gubernatorial by-election in the state.
He maintained that sequel to the powers conferred on INEC, “the commission hereby issues the timetable and schedule of activities for governorship by-election in Adamawa State.”
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The electoral body further fixed September 7 as the date for the conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries, while the last day for the submission of forms CFOO2, CFOO1 and nomination forms at the INEC Headquarters is on September 17.
The commission fixed September 23 as the last day for publication of personal particulars of candidates( CFOO1), in line with section 31 (3) of the Electoral Act 2010, as provided for publication within seven days of the receipt of the form CF001,” it stated.
INEC further fixed September 29 for the submission of names of party agents for the election to the Electoral Officer of the local government in line with section 45 of the Electoral Act, 2010 as provided not later than seven days before the election.
According to the timetable, October 9, is scheduled as the last day for campaigns by candidates of the political parties, in line with section 99 of the Electoral Act, 2010 that also prohibits advertisements or broadcast of campaigns 24 hours prior to the day of election.
The electoral body, further fixed September October 11 for the governorship election in line with section 191 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) for the conduct of the by-election within 90 days of a vacancy.
In case of a run-off election, the timetable said it should be held within seven days after the announcement of the result of the election in accordance with section 179 of the Constitution (as amended).
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