In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Secretary to the commission, Mrs Auguta Ogakwu, the electoral body fixed December 3 for the vacant Ifako/Ijaiye seat of Lagos State in the House of Representatives.
The seat became vacant following the death of the member who represented the constituency in the house, Adewale Oluwatayo, in July.
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“After months of intensive planning and wide consultations, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday approved the conduct of Lagos’ House of Representative election on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
“Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Councillorship election will also hold on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
“Rivers, National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives) and State House of Assembly elections on Saturday, December 10, 2016,” the statement said.
News 24 recalls that the Senate had on Wednesday threatened to shut down its sitting if INEC fails top conclude the outstanding elections in Rivers State by December 10.